The Los Blancos are prepared to sell Gareth Bale in this summer transfer window for a deal only in excess of €150 million.
After scoring two stunning goals in the Champions League final against Liverpool, Gareth Bale shocked the world by hinting that he could leave Real Madrid if he is not given regular game time. The Welshman had been snubbed by former Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane who preferred to use young Spanish talents like Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez and Isco over Bale, restricting the pacey winger to make most of his appearances from the bench.
Plenty of top elite clubs across the European continent have been monitoring the situation of Bale, eager to pounce in and make a move for the 28-year-old forward. Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea are heavily linked with bringing Bale back to England but Real Madrid also knows the value of their prized asset.
According to OK Diario, the European champions have named an asking price for Bale which means they are allowing him to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid want a transfer fee in excess of €150 million which should make Bale the second most expensive player of all time after Neymar moved from Barcelona to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain last summer.
Manchester United was linked with Bale as manager Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of the former Spurs man and was reportedly preparing a deal worth €100 million in order to lure Bale to Old Trafford. However, the Red Devils will have to step up their negotiations if they have any chance of signing Bale because Madrid will remain unfazed.
In all fairness, if Manchester United pays €150 million for Bale, it is a bargain in this transfer market. The Welsh star has proved time and again that he is world class and can change a course of a game all by himself. Any club that can afford Bale will know that €150 million for Bale is a bargain.