£60m price tag slapped on Tottenham’s Gareth Bale… by Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane
Normally in a transfer saga, it’s the selling club that puts a price tag on the player that’s in demand. But in the case of Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane – director of football at Real Madrid, one of Bale’s main suitors – has done the job for them.
Doing his best Antiques Roadshow impression, Zizou has picked Bale up, had a good look at him and formed a full appraisal of Spurs’ prize asset’s worth. The World Cup winner values the Welshman at up to £60 million.
Zidane said: “After the season he has just had – and still being so young of course Gareth Bale is going to be one of the most expensive players in the world if he decides to move.
“Tottenham could command £40million, £50m, maybe even £60m for him. It is a lot of money – but there are maybe three or four teams in the world that can pay that sort of transfer fee – and it wont put them off.
“They would be getting the best player in Europe this season – and he is at an age where he can still play at the top for another ten years. What I like about him is that he has this electric pace – but also a big footballing brain to go with it. That is very rare.
“A player like Bale can be the difference between a big club winning the league or Champions League.”
Sounds like Zidane is trying to set up a shootout between the usual suspects.