Tottenham ‘ready to pay £25.7million plus Eriksen’ for former player

Tottenham can offer Christian Eriksen plus cash in an attempt to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, consistent with a report.

Bale, 30, has endured a difficult relationship with the real fans and manager Zinedine Zidane despite scoring over 100 goals for the club, including a brace within the 2018 Champions League final as they beat Liverpool 3-1 to lift the trophy.

Having seen his commitment questioned in Spain, earning the nickname “the golfer” thanks his time spent playing the opposite sport, Bale courted controversy after Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification by holding up a Welsh flag decorated with the words “Wales. Golf. Madrid. therein order”

And there has been speculation over the last year that Bale might be moving back to the Premier League with the likes of Spurs and Manchester United linked.

And now Spanish publication El Desmarque (via The Sun) claims that Tottenham is prepared to offer £25.7million plus Eriksen, who wants to go away the north London outfit.

When asked recently about Jose Mourinho’s appointment because the new Spurs boss, Bale said: “Having Mourinho there's a tremendous statement from the club, I feel he’s a serial winner.

“Tottenham wants to win trophies and that I don’t think there’s a far better partnership than Mourinho and Tottenham together to undertake and win some trophies.”

Bale has again been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League within the January transfer window but El Desmarque says there are ‘some negative factors that might complicate its success’.