Reports coming out of Spain suggest that Real Madrid could provide the answer to Spurs’ striking problems, but it will come at a price – and that price is Gareth Bale.
Spurs have been linked with Lassana Diarra at various stages throughout this transfer window and while the player has said that he wants to stay at Real, his employers may not share that view.
Meanwhile Karim Benzema is another man who is mentioned occasionally and while the Spanish giants may not want to see him depart on a permanent basis, it’s thought that a season long loan could be arranged.
The key to the deal is with Gareth Bale and the reports suggest that Real will want first option on the Welshman in the January transfer window of 2013. Is it worth taking this offer if it were made available or are the Spaniards taking advantage of our perceived desperation in this summer’s transfer market?