The Soccer Desk

Bale to Madrid — For Real?


It’s official:  If the Spanish media ran the football world, Gareth Bale would sign a six year contract with Real Madrid.  In the Tottenham world, however, Bale is still with the English side and remains unavailable for sale.

Madrid reportedly bid 85 million pounds for Bale.  The Spanish paper Marca claims Bale will receive 10 million euros per season and has already informed his would-be former club that he wishes to leave.

No word yet from the actual Real Madrid Club.

Tottenham is currently in Hong Kong in the Asia Cup.  Bale will miss the opening match against Sunderland due to an injury.

(Photo courtesy PA Photos)