Madrid have first option on Gareth Bale

It has emerged that Real Madrid have secured the first option of buying Gareth Bale if Tottenham decide to sell their star winger, Mirror Football report.

The Wales international attacker has shot to superstardom over the last 24 months, and is widely recognised as one of the Premier League’s top players.

Bale has been linked with a big-money move away from White Hart Lane over the last number of seasons, with Barcelona and Manchester United potential destinations.

However, it is believed that Jose Mourinho’s men will now have the first refusal on Bale if Spurs do opt to sell him.

Tottenham and Madrid signed a new alliance after the sale of Luka Modric to the Santiago Bernabeu club, which will involve ‘players, coaches, best practices and commercial relationships.’

It is said that Bale’s potential asking price will be in the region of £45 million, with Spurs having the option to bring a number of Madrid players to north London as part of the deal.

Bale signed a new four-year contract back in June.

By Gareth McKnight