Tottenham transfers: Paying €100m for Bale would be ‘foolish’ – Cesc
Tottenham transfers: Cesc Fàbregas believes that Real Madrid would be "foolish" to part with €100m to sign Gareth Bale
Cesc Fàbregas believes that Real Madrid would be “foolish” to part with €100m (£85.5m) to lure Gareth Bale away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Bale’s future has been a constant source of speculation since the end of the season, with Real Madrid reportedly plotting a big-money bid for the 23-year-old.
The PFA player of the year has also been linked with a switch to Manchester United after scoring 21 Premier League goals for Spurs last season.
But former Arsenal captain Fàbregas believes that Los Blancos would be making a mistake in attempting to buy Bale for world-record transfer fee.
“For me, it seems foolish to pay €100m for Gareth Bale,” Fàbregas told AS.
“I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money in these circumstances.
“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.”