Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has already admitted he wouldn’t be afraid to pay big money for Gareth Bale, viewing him as an investment over anything else. And reports during the last week would suggest Perez is now willing to fulfil this ambitious statement of intent by landing the Tottenham star.
There is widespread speculation that a world record bid could be made by the Castilian giants for the Premier League Player of the Year. Many fans have approached this issue with a degree of trepidation, but undoubtedly this situation is one of potential opportunity for Spurs.
£100m would represent over 60 per cent of 2011 turnover in one single transaction for the club. If Spurs can spend the riches wisely then this could turn into a transfer masterstroke for the North London club.