Real Madrid have put European clubs on alert after reports suggest that Gareth Bale will be allowed to leave in the summer.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star, who has been linked with Bayern Munich and Manchester United, has had a hit-and-miss season with the reigning La Liga champions.
Well, it looks like the 29-year-old Welsh winger could be sent out on loan in the same style as James Rodríguez.
That's according to Marca, who report that Los Blancos are willing to wait for a potential upfront fee for the player and instead receive payment installments for the years that he is out on loan.
Rodríguez signed for Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal back in 2017, with the German club having the option to make the switch permanent for €42m.
The Bundesliga side have paid Real Madrid €13m so far for the 27-year-old Colombian attacking midfielder.
The loan deal for Bale could appeal to clubs like Spurs and United, especially as former Portsmouth and Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp suggested that the Wales international would have to cut his wages if he wanted to return to the Premier League.
"It's not nice when you get grief from the fans," he told the Mirror. "Nobody likes to get grief like that and I'm sure it's no different for Gareth.
"He is a fantastic player, who can play anywhere, and it would be no surprise if the top clubs like Man United and Spurs were interested in signing him.
"But on the wages he is said to be on, he would probably have to take a pay cut.
"Take, for example, if he was to go back to Spurs. It could create a problem because someone like a Harry Kane is there and is the top man.
"He'd perhaps want the same type of wages if it was being offered.
"So, that's a decision Gareth might feel he wants to make if he does want to come back. Let's face it, he's made a lot of money playing football and could no doubt afford to."
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