Bayern Munich target Gareth Bale could cost up to €130 million this summer, according to a report from AS, as cited by Calciomercato.
The Wales international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bundesliga leaders in recent times, with his future at Real Madrid currently under intense scrutiny.
Bale has failed to convince this season, and following Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club as manager, he could be forced to seek pastures new during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Bayern appear to have set their sights on a deal for the experienced winger as they look to add further star quality to their ranks.
However, if they are to sign Bale, it seems they will need to break the bank and smash their current transfer record, with claims from the Spanish media indicating that he will cost in the region of €130m.
Premier League duo Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have also been touted as potential suitors, as a return to England emerges as a possibility for the Welshman.
Why Bale simply must leave Real Madrid this summer
Bale has been on a steady decline in the past two seasons, and he must escape the Bernabeu if he is to rediscover his old form.
Bale thrives when he is the focal point of a team, as evidenced by his first stint at Tottenham. He’s little more than an option now at Real.
Real Madrid want to sign Eden Hazard this summer. That much is clear, and in doing so, Bale’s chances of featuring will surely only lessen.
Bale, despite his shortcomings, has won all that there is to win in Spain. A new challenge in a new league, perhaps the Bundesliga with Bayern, would do him the world of good.