Florentino Perez was reluctant to spend more than 60 million euros on Gareth Bale’s transfer, but Tottenham’s determination to hold on to their star and Barcelona’s recent signing of Brazilian star Neymar might have changed the Real president’s mind, it has been claimed.
According to the Daily Mail, Perez would now be willing to offer Tottenham 76 million euros to convince Spurs chief executive Daniel Levy that he needs to sell.
With the elections to be held on June 16th, Florentino needs an iconic signing to convince Real Madrid fans, and Bale is his priority. Thus, Los Blancos president plans to accelerate the transfer in any possible manner.
Tottenham have been reported to have started negotiations with Bale to improve his contract to 220,000 euros a week, but Real’s proposal would be more attractive for both the player and the club.
Florentino and his team are working hard to get Carlo Ancelotti and Bale as his candidacy’s main attractions although he will not need any if no other candidates appear before June 2nd.
23-year -old Bale has just won the Player of the Year award in the Premier League, scoring 21 goals, his record at Tottenham.
The Welshman has always said that he is happy at Spurs, but the fact that the club is out of the next Champions League could make him reconsider his future this summer.