The transfer of Welsh international striker Gareth Bale (31, 83 caps) from Real Madrid to his home club Tottenham will be sealed « within a week », the player’s agent told AFP on Thursday.
“We’re getting closer. I believe it will be sealed within a week, ”said Jonathan Barnett, Gareth Bale’s agent, of the player’s departure from Madrid to London.
Real Madrid and Tottenham are working out the final details of this operation, which has to see Bale return to the club he left in 2013 for Spain in exchange for € 100million, the most transferable dear to the world at the time.
According to the Spanish press, Real Madrid are doing everything they can to try to negotiate a final departure of the player in order to get rid of his astronomical salary of around 30 million euros per year, which makes him one of the most successful players. better paid of the Merengue workforce, despite his low playing time.
But according to the English media, Spurs want to bring Bale on loan as a first step, and would like to pay only half of his salary, as well as some bonuses depending on the performance of the Welsh international (around € 20m in total for the 2020-2021 season).
Gareth Bale has scored 105 goals and totaled 68 assists in 251 appearances for Real Madrid since joining in 2013, and has won four Champions Leagues and two Spanish leagues.
Despite some notable feats of arms, Bale’s years in Madrid have been marred by injuries, and the right-winger’s role has diminished considerably since Zinédine Zidane arrived on the Merengue bench.
If the move to Tottenham goes through, Bale would join Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho there.
“I tried to sign him during my time at Real Madrid. The president had followed my gut and my knowledge, and the season I ended up leaving, he brought Gareth to the club. It’s no secret Gareth knows it, ”Mourinho said on Wednesday.
Tottenham are also close to attracting Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon for around € 30m, according to the Spanish and British sports press.
Reguilon, 23, had a great season at Real in 2018-19. The club then loaned him to Sevilla last season, where he finished 4th in La Liga and won the Europa League.