Real Madrid desperate to offload Gareth Bale at Tottenham and replace him with £ 135million transfer from Kylian Mbappe
REAL MADRID could release funds for a Kylian Mbappe swoop if he offloads Gareth Bale at Tottenham.
The Welshman, 31, finally returned to form in a Spurs shirt after his one-season loan deal.
And erasure Bale’s A salary of £ 650,000 a week on their books would help them in their quest for Mbappe.
Spanish giants hope he will persuade Tottenham to extend Bale’s stay for the last year of his contract for the next term.
And the good news for them is that North Londoners will consider loaning him out again for next season if he continues to impress by the summer.
It will make the Bernabeu bosses jump for joy as they desperately seek to remove the Welshman, 31, from their payroll.
So desperate, in fact, that they agreed to let him join Spurs in a ridiculously discounted deal that involved no loan fees and the Premier League club paying around half of his weekly salary .
Real were hopeful the deal would lead Tottenham to take it over next season, although Lilywhite House-based executives have always been eager to point out that there was never a written deal.
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Especially when Bale – after nearly two years left out in the cold by Zinedine Zidane – was puffing from his back and struggling to get into a Jose Mourinho side that was barely pulling trees.
It frustrated the bean counters at the Bernabeu who, with bridges to China scorched by the collapse of its megabucks move to Jiangsu Suning last February, faced the prospect that their highly paid and underrated employee. spends another 12 months reducing his golf handicap on the local courses of their time.
Worse yet, from a football standpoint, it seemed like the career of one of the modern greats, and arguably Britain’s greatest export of all time, was running out without a whimper.
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But, less than a month after even his own agent seemed to admit his client was nearing the end of his career, Bale fought back with a bang to shed new light on his future at Tottenham – and, in fact, his own. .
After cheering cameos in both matches of Spurs’ last 32 Europa League games against Wolfsberger and as a substitute in their 2-1 Prem loss to West Ham, the four-time Champions League winner reminded us that there is still a lot of life in old Dragon against Burnley on Sunday.
After his brace and his assist in the 4-0 win, boss Mourinho said: “Now he’s better than ever. It’s not just about the two goals, it’s about his physical performance. Now it is not flat.