Paris Saint-Germain are looking to set a new, higher world transfer fee record for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
With an estimated bid of a whopping £155 million pounds, the offer would be a humongous 75% higher than the present record transfer fee of Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United.
The Welshman had a very underwhelming season at the Bernabeu, as he was sidelined for long spells due to injury. Meanwhile, Real Madrid continue to look for newer players to fill their ranks, and are hence, willing to cash out on Gareth Bale’s move.
His position in the club was cast under doubt when manager Zinedine Zidane chose to start Isco in the Champions League Finals at Cardiff. While the Wales international did play for a few moments in front of his home crowd, Isco’s spectacular season has put Zidane in a tough spot.
While Bale might have displayed a rather subdued performance in comparison to his time in England, it would be naive to say that the 3 time UEFA Champions League winner has not contributed enough.
The 27-year-old’s performances at Tottenham Hotspurs and Southampton were always a joy to watch. Playing alongside teammate Luka Modric at Tottenham Hotspurs for some time, their constant display of quality caught eyes from Spain, and led them into Lion’s den – Santiago Bernabeu.
Reports which arose earlier this month claimed that the Spanish club was willing to let go of Bale if they could successfully negotiate a deal for Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. While Real Madrid have not progressed a lot in the Mbappe deal since then, Diario Gol claims that PSG’s mammoth bid might change this opinion.
Paris Saint-Germain were recently broken off their streak in Ligue 1 by Monaco, and are desperately searching for a new forward to strengthen their ranks up front. Certain reports claim that the Parisian club moved on to Bale after several attempts to bring Neymar to France fell on deaf ears and failed.
Gareth Bale is currently under a long contract with Real Madrid, which lasts up till 2022.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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