Tottenham have been demanding when it comes to the transfer of Gareth Bale. So far, they have said that the Welsh international is not for sale at any price. However, it is believed that internally the chairman – Daniel Levy – is willing to accept an offer of around £ 100 million for the 24-year-old. This would make the world record holder for the highest transfer fee paid for a footballer. The record is currently held by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who cost to the club £ 80 million when he moved in 2009.
It is believed that Real Madrid are considering paying this exorbitant transfer fee for the player, who was signed for around £ 5 million from Southampton a few years ago. Chelsea manager José Mourinho, though, thinks that Spurs are right to demand the fee for the player. Bale has been one of the outstanding players in the Premier league over the last few seasons. He has been a major reason towards Tottenham inching closer towards a regular top four finish. The club has had two top four finishers in the last four years. However, the lack of Champions league football could be detrimental to the club’s effort of keeping Bale.
“He is fantastic. He has this quality that has made the difference when the team was not able to make the difference. This is what makes the value of the player very high. This guy wins matches. He has an unbelievable shot, an unbelievable action, goals in the last minute, goals when it looks like they are going to draw and they win, goals when it looks like they are going to lose and they draw. So when I listen and read some numbers I think this kid will be worth every pound people are speaking about,” said Mourinho.