Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid could do more harm than good to Arsenal. The Welsh winger single-handedly challenged the Gunners to a top-four place last season with Arsenal just resisting the competition. Madrid are keen to sign Bale this summer but will have to spend at least £85 million to get their man leaving Spurs with a huge transfer sum to invest in their squad.
Roberto Soldado is the priority signing for Andre Villas-Boas at the moment but they could turn their attentions to Arsenal target Luis Suarez should Bale leave.
It is understood Bale has asked to speak with Madrid amid reports a £81 million was rejected but Daniel Levy is determined not to sale. Sources vary with Levy’s latest valuation with £125 million as well as £100 plus Luka Modric mentioned.
Luis Suarez has made no secret of his desire to leave with Arsenal currently leading the chase for his signature. Madrid are still the player’s preferred destination but would pull out of contention if they splash out a world record fee to sign Bale.
Although the main push behind Suarez’s desire to leave is to play Champions League football, Spurs’ newly found wealth following Bale’s departure would still give them a good chance in signing Suarez.
Money talks in football and the money that Tottenham would have would be enough to challenge Arsenal’s offer of Champions League football leaving the Uruguayan striker with a very hard choice.