By Danny Wright
Tottenham have submitted a £54million offer for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to a report.
Spanish news outlet Diario Gol claims that Bernabeu president Florentino Perez has already made the decision to let Bale, 28, leave the La Liga champions next summer, however he is worried that Spurs’ bid could potentially cause detriment to his value.
It is understood that Perez has remained private about the Tottenham offer, firstly through embarrassment, but also through worries of it devaluing further offers for the Wales international.
The report claims that no one else is willing to bid for Bale other than his former club Spurs due to his on-going injury woes in the Spanish capital, with his latest setback ruling him out until the New Year.
Bale left North London for Real Madrid in 2013 and has since won three Champions League titles in his 159 appearances across all competitions.
However it seems that with his constant injury woes, Real are willing to finally try to cash in on the former Southampton ace.
Football Insider Verdict
Spurs are well within their right to make an offer for Bale, especially to try and get back a player who made himself into somewhat of a modern day hero in North London. The Wales international is the kind of forward who could take this Tottenham team from nearly-boys to being truly feared as one of the top teams in England. They are that one star player away from being able to win a Premier League title and getting Bale back could be that catalyst. Mauricio Pochettino would no doubt do wonders with the Welshman but his injury woes are a concern. If Spurs can afford it though, it would definitely be worth the risk for the potential reward.
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