The Welshman could top Ronaldo’s fee of four years ago.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have finally put their money where their mouth is and submitted an offer of £85m to Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale, reports Sky Sports.
This bid is £5m more than Los Blancos paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and would be a very difficult sum for Spurs to refuse – especially with a new stadium in the pipeline.
Chairman Daniel Levy is however remaining strong on the north London club’s decision not to sell Bale at any price, although this constant speculation is thought to be getting to the 24-year-old.
As yet the winger has remained tight-lipped on the subject and appears to be adhering to the summary those who know him have of Bale, that the Wales international is modest and loyal.
Yet a bid in the region of the one Madrid have tabled would stretch both the club and the player’s loyalty to the absolute limit, with both parties receiving obvious benefits from such a colossal price.
The circus that has unwittingly began to take place around the Spurs star is due to the Welshman’s outstanding form for the club in the past few years.
Since joining Tottenham in 2008 from Southampton, Bale has only improved and gone from a talented left-back to a deadly forward – who can operate either on the flanks or behind the front-man.
Despite not being an out-and-out striker the Spurs talisman managed to score 21 league goals last term and was a huge reason why the club enjoyed their highest ever Premier League points tally of 72.