Cesc Fabregas has warned Real Madrid not to pay £100 million for Gareth Bale, insisting it would be 'foolish' for Barcelona's great rivals to spend that much on the Tottenham forward.
Bale has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid amidst rumours the Spanish giants would break the transfer world record to land the Welshman - speculation Madrid president Florentino Perez has hardly shied away from.
While Tottenham are trying to keep their star player away from the clutches of the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who are also believed to be interested, Fabregas says the idea of spending £100 million on one player is 'foolish'.
“For me, spending £100m on Gareth Bale is foolish. I don't know how any club could spend that amount of money in these circumstances," he said in an interview with Movistar.
"He is a great player with all the right attributes, but we will have to see if Madrid sign him and if he can perform there."
Fabregas himself has been linked with a move this summer, with Manchester United believed to be interested in securing his services.
The former Arsenal ace insists he has no plans to head to Old Trafford despite the interest of the Red Devils, and will be at the Nou Camp for the start of next season.
"People talk a lot but the truth is that no-one has spoken with me,” he explained.
"I want to triumph in Barcelona, that club is my home and I always dreamed of playing there, so I will try and succeed there as long as I can."