Real Madrid have made Gareth Bale their primary transfer target this summer. Their pursuit of the Tottenham Hotspur ace has reached further heights after their Spanish rivals, Barcelona, brought in Brazilian sensation Neymar to significantly increase their attacking threat.
Los Blancos, who have the power to lure any player in the world, have been chasing Bale for quite some time now, and it is considered as vital for their aspirations and ambitions.
Real Madrid's financial muscle power and their gigantic image in club football are just a few things which prospective targets find it hard to ignore.
Tottenham's schemer Luka Modric had found a way to join the Santiago Bernabeau-based side last season, and slowly established himself towards the end of the 2-12/13 campaign. So it will not be hard to digest that Bale also fancies a move in a similar path.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is known as a hard negotiator who gets the best out of deals. With Real Madrid on the other side of the table, money won't be a problem but it's not just money that matters.
Even if Spurs get the protracted world record transfer fee for the services of Bale, they just cannot replace him with another player. The amount quoted for his services might be out of the world for a few, but Bale has shown over the season what an impact he can make and how he can influence any game out of nothing.
Those sort of players are very hard to find, but still if the Welshman is keen on a move Tottenham should get the best possible deal in return.
Levy had showed true business acumen and common sense earlier by blocking Modric's move to Chelsea and later selling him outside England. Levy is expected to get the best deal in the interest of the club this time around as well. What it will be?
£125million or a £150million will be more than enough to build a top flier team. But Spurs are not just one of the teams, they belong at the top. Their attacking brand of football is eye-catching and it is something which brings a smile to the fans even in adversity. So, it will be foolish to accept truck loads of money in return for one of the best players in the world.
Instead they should be thinking of a English Premier League title challenge with the right acquisitions. Selling the player of Bale's caliber will weaken the side significantly, but what if he pushes for a move?
Real Madrid possess some fine youngsters who are tipped to be world beaters at some stage, and have some others who are surplus to their requirements or not a regular in their plans.
Two players who fall into this category can be a great addition to the Tottenham squad. Left-back Fabio Coentrao and striker Alvaro Morata are players who can be a very good addition to the Spurs ranks.
With the inconsistency of Benoit Assou-Ekotto at the Lane, a player of Coentrao's ability is not only going to solve the problems but also can take them forward by strengthening one of their weak links.
With Marcelo regaining fitness and form, Coentrao might find his chances limited at the Bernabeau and a move to White Hart Lane can be beneficial to both the parties as well.
Morata on the other hand is the present and the future. Even though a youngster he is tipped to achieve greater things. With the arrival of Roberto Soldado, Spurs might have found a better option in attack than Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.
But still this pair's inconsistency will not take them much forward and it will be better to get rid of these two at a reasonable price. Morata can provide competition and cover for Soldado, and can be the long-term solution for Tottenham's striking conundrum as well.
The youngster will be eager to impress the pundits and critics as well. If he can stand up to the expectations at Madrid, then there is no reason why he can't do it in north London.
A striker of his capabilities and impact will provide an alternative option to Soldado and it is sure to keep both the strikers on their heels as well.
So which will be the best deal for Spurs if Bale is keen on a move? Do you agree with a deal including Coentrao and Morata in addition to an ample amount of money?
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