Real Madrid’s Perez obsess with Bale price
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes Tottenham’s asking price of 100 million euro for Gareth Bale is excessive, but he admitted talks are ongoing regarding a transfer.
Bale is widely regarded as one of the best footballers in the world at present and ‘Los Merengues’ have been chasing his signature throughout the off-season.
And while Spurs are loathe to lose their prized asset, a fee of that magnitude is reportedly enough for chairman Daniel Levy to sanction the Welshman’s departure.
Levy’s counterpart at Madrid has confirmed that he is in talks over a possible transfer, but he questioned the size of the fee the north London outfit are reportedly demanding for the reigning PFA Player of the Year.
“We are talking with a lot of people and we will see what comes of our negotiations, I am talking about that player (Bale) and others,” Perez is quoted as saying to ESPN.
“I do not want to talk about players out of respect to the player himself (Bale), the club and the chairman (Daniel Levy) who is a friend of mine and with whom I struck up a good friendship last summer because of the transfer of Luka Modric.
“If we’re not talking about names, we’re not talking about money either, but 100 million (euros) seems a lot to me. But I am not talking seriously because there is no need and, as I said, out of respect for the club.”