Madrid set to tempt Tottenham with player exchange deal

Gonzalo Higuain

Tottenham could be tempted to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid as the Spanish giants are planning to include hitman Gonzalo Higuain in the offer.

The Bernabeu chiefs seem determined to sign the Premier League star, and are preparing a bid of over £50million, according to The Metro.

Spurs are reluctant to sell and chairman Daniel Levy will not let the winger go for anything other than a hefty fee, but the inclusion of the Argentinian could grease the wheels somewhat.

If Bale leaves White Hart Lane, Villas-Boas would be in need of an attacking player to join Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor up front.

Higuain would be the answer to that problem and the transfer would still leave a good amount of money attached to it to be used in strengthening the squad elsewhere.

Real Madrid would offload a player that, despite being of Mourinho and the fans’ liking, is lacking opportunities as Karim Benzema has regularly been the first choice frontman this season.

Spurs reportedly enquired after Higuain last summer, but the 25-year-old decided to stay and try and prove himself at the Bernabeu.

After a year without many chances and with the possible arrival of Bale adding to the competition in the Los Blancos’ attacking line, a top-four finish could be all Higuain needs to be convinced to set sail for White Hart Lane.

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