Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is 'very likely' to join either Liverpool or his former club Tottenham after both sides meet in the Champions League final, at least he is according to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda.
Bale is being pushed out of the exit door by the decision makers at the Santiago Bernabéu (not least Zinedine Zidane). However, the Wales international appears to be happy to stay put in the Spanish capital and see out the remaining three years of his contract.
Completely agree with the latest from @Andy_Headspeath for @90min_Football - buying Bale outright would be a bad, bad move for Man Utd. And not what the player deserves either.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) May 20, 2019
Can't say I'd say no to subsidised salary loan deal mind...https://t.co/YInkqlupJb
"Bale has spent the day playing golf at La Moraleja," Spanish journalist Inda said, quoted by The Daily Star. "And it is very likely that he will reach either of the two finalists in the Champions League, Tottenham or Liverpool.
Despite Inda's claims, however, a move to lure Bale away from Real Madrid appears to be the antithesis of what both clubs will actually be looking for before the start of the new season.
Premier League runners-up Liverpool already have an array of attacking in their squad and will be unwilling to commit to a player with Bale's rumoured fee or, as a loan move is being touted around, his wages of at least €300,000 per week.
He’s only started about (roughly) 50 per cent of the last 150 Real Madrid games. Will be on at least 300k a week. Absolutely no chance Liverpool will be interested.— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) May 21, 2019
It's a similar story in north London, as Daniel Levy isn't expected to release his firm grasp on Tottenham's purse strings just to spend their entire transfer budget on an out-of-form Bale, even if he is a former fan favourite at White Hart Lane.