So far, any stories about a possible departure for Gareth Bale seem to have been little more than rumour, but if you believe the latest reports, Spurs’ resolve is about to be tested by an official bid from Barcelona.
The claim has come out of Spain where reports suggest that Barcelona’s technical advisor Albert Valenti was at the Fulham game to run the rule over Bale, who could be seen as a long term replacement for Barca left back Eric Abidal.
The suggestion is that a bid of around £35m to £40m could be on its way and speaking on Talksport earlier, Ray Wilkins believes that it could be hard to turn down.
“When someone like Barcelona sits up and takes notice it makes you realise that you are playing some good football, and Gareth Bale is playing some extraordinary stuff,” Wilkins said.
“Coughing up £35million is a lot of money. In the January transfer window it will be very interesting to see if Tottenham can turn that down as it is an extreme amount of money.”
Wilkins spoke of a January move but reports in Spain suggest that an offer won’t arrive until the summer. He also suggested that £35m was ‘extreme’, but would it really be enough?
Up until now, it’s just been gossip as far as Bale is concerned but it seems as if an official offer may just be appearing on the horizon.