Bayern Munich Are Preparing A Sensational Swoop For Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has been handed one potential exit route from Real Madrid this summer after Bayern Munich have been linked with a move for the Welshman.
According to TEAMtalk, the 29-year-old winger has a contract that runs with Los Blancos until 2022 and club president Florentino Pérez is 'very fond of the player.'
If the Chelsea ace arrives at the club in the summer, then the former Tottenham Hotspur star could make his way to the reigning Bundesliga champions.
TEAMtalk adds that the Bavarians were made aware of Bale's availability during talks over the future of James Rodríguez, whose two-year loan deal comes to an end in the summer and Madrid are reportedly keen to sell him.
With Franck Ribéry's future uncertain and Arjen Robben leaving the club in the summer, Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovač could
see Bale as a viable option to bolster his squad's attacking options.
An unnamed source told TEAMtalk: "This is a transfer that appeals to all sides, and to the player himself -- who wouldn't want to play for Bayern Munich?
"Real and Bayern have a good relationship, and this a deal that could get done."
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Manchester United and Spurs are also interested in the Wales international, but former Portsmouth and Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp suggested that Bale would have to take a hit on his wages should he want a 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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