Spanish Newspaper indicates Bale to go for €145

The Madrid based Spanish Newspaper Marca has indicated that Daniel Levy is holding out for a whopping €145m for Welsh wonderkid Gareth Bale as the transfer speculation gathers.

It was expected that Bale would remain at White Hart Lane for the 2013/2014 season, but it seems that the midfielder is now willing to talk to Real Madrid to talk about a summer move to the Bernabeu.

In a fee which would shatter the £80m Real paid for Ronaldo in 2009, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is holding out for a fee of around £126m.

The Club chairman is currently in Miami but is apparently standing by his decision that the club will not sell their prized asset. But with pressure coming in from Real, who are expected to start negotiations with an £85m offer today, speculation is  mounting that a big money move is inevitable.

Bookmakers have slashed the move into 4/7 as money comes in for a move to the Bernabeu.

With Spurs having just returned from the Asia Trophy the transfer market looks to be galvanised as a move for Bale could reignite a move by Manchester United for Christiano Ronaldo, which could kickstart a relatively quiet transfer market.



As well as being the Editor in Chief of SqueakyBumTime, Bobby is also a Swansea City fan (before they reached the promised land).