Real Madrid breaking transfer fee record for Gareth Bale is “crazy”
Reports are linking Bale with a move to Real Madrid, although Tottenham Hotspur are still resisting advancements on the issue. The Welsh attacking midfielder has been increasingly linked with a move to the Spanish football giants over the last couple of weeks with insiders suggesting Real Madrid are ready to break the bank for the 23-year-old.
Real Madrid director of sport Zinedine Zidane has hinted that his side are ready to pay more than the £80 million they paid to acquire the services of Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid broke the transfer fee record back in 2009, therefore there is a good chance of Real Madrid making a new transfer fee record if they sign in Gareth Bale.
“For me, spending €100 million on Gareth Bale is crazy. I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money in these [economic] circumstances,” Cesc Fabregas told AS. “He is a great player with all the right attributes, but we will have to see if Madrid sign him and if he can perform there.”
Fabregas also played down rumors of his potential swap to Barcelona. The 26-year-old midfielder insists his future lies with Barcelona and that he is happy with his stay at the club.
“People talk a lot, but the truth is that no one has spoken with me,” Fabregas said. “I want to triumph in Barcelona. That club is my home and I always dreamed of playing there, so I will try and succeed there as long as I can.”
Fabregas also gave a warm welcome to Barcelona’s latest signing Neymar. The versatile midfielder claims Neymar will take time to “adapt” to the Spanish way of football since he has arrived from playing a “different type of football”.
“Neymar will need time to adapt because he is coming from a completely different type of football,” Fabregas added. “We need to help him settle in and grow so that he can give us great nights.
“The egos are very controlled in our team. [Lionel] Messi has won the Ballon d’Or four times and is probably the best player of all time - but when you see him every morning, he doesn’t seem like it.”