Real Madrid want Tottenham’s Bale quickly to prevent repeat of Modric flop

Real Madrid are keen to re-open talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the signing of Gareth Bale, the Daily Mirror has reported, as the Spanish club feel a lack of pre-season could lead to Bale struggling in his first season with the club in the manner of his old Spurs teammate, Luka Modric.

Modric joined Madrid from Tottenham with less than a week of last year’s summer transfer window remaining and had not taken part in Spurs’ pre-season programme as he pushed to be allowed to leave White Hart Lane. The Croatian was later voted the worst signing in all of La Liga by readers of an online newspaper, and Modric himself admitted he struggled to settle in his new surroundings.

Bale has now not played for a month as an injury has ruled him out of Tottenham’s friendly matches, and despite being named in the Wales squad to play the Republic of Ireland in a midweek friendly, it is not expected he will be involved. The Mirror suggests the reason Bale has not turned out for Tottenham is the risk of picking up an injury that would prevent his move to Real.

Real are willing to pay a world record fee for Bale but the exact terms of the deal have so far proved impossible to agree. Spurs are said to want a lump sum of £105m, or a lower fee but with highly-rated young forward Alvaro Morata included in the deal. Madrid have rejected both proposals.

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