It is being reported in Spain that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and Gareth Bale have had a total breakdown in their relationship and that there is no way back for the Welshman.
Now, I am the first to accept that we cannot afford to either buy or pay the wages of Bale but that does not mean that we cannot make a proper go at trying to sign him and I shall explain how.
We can table a loan offer with the condition that Real Madrid subsidises part of his wages which is not an unusual arrangement.
Why would Real Madrid go for that?
Because it is unlikely they will be able to find a buyer for him as things stand today. It is difficult to see where he would fit in at Liverpool or Manchester City, Chelsea has a transfer ban, Tottenham cannot afford him and may not want him back anyway and Manchester United would probably not be attractive enough for the 29-year-old without Champions League football.
Then you look outside England and you have PSG, Bayern Munich and Juventus as probably the only European clubs that could afford his transfer fee and wages. Forget Juve, Bale will not want to go and be under Ronaldo’s shadow again and PSG has more than enough firepower as it is and so that leaves possibly Bayern Munich but I just do not see that happening either.
So what about China or an Arab state?
Can you see Bale really moving there when he still has a few years left at the top, he does not need the money and I do believe he remains ambitious enough to not move for a big payday.
That is why I do feel it is viable that we can sign Bale.
Some will no doubt be against Bale joining us because of his previous association with Tottenham but I personally do not care, he is a top talent and would make a huge difference for us.
Can you imagine the link up play with Aubameyang and Lacazette and he would probably bring out the best in Ozil as well, he would be a huge addition of that I am absolutely certain.