Real Madrid are set to smash the world-record transfer fee they created over four years ago in 2009 when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Sky Sports News, the Madridistas have already tabled an £85 million bid.
They have put forward the mammoth bid in an effort to force Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy’s hand as he maintains his stance that Spurs’ most key player and their most lucrative prospect is definitely not for sale.
Unless, that is, the Spanish club increase their offer – substantially.
According to Spanish daily newspaper Marca, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly holding out for the Madrid club president Florentino Perez to up the bid to a sensational £126 million.
Of course, it will be incredibly interesting to see just how far Madrid are willing to go with their offer.
In a squad like Los Merengues, who have countless egos and high-profile players, it would be an interesting experiment to see what the arrival of the Welshman at Madrid’s training ground would do to someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been known to throw a strop when things don’t go his way.
Nonetheless, nothing is concrete at the moment, and the longer the deal gets dragged out, the less time Spurs will have to spend any money they do get from his sale and the less time he would have to settle in to life at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
So, a deal needs to be ironed out quickly and a resolution needs to be found in order for all parties to benefit from the situation.
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