With Gareth Bale understood to be making plans to leave Real Madrid next summer, AS has learned that threee clubs are now beginning to consider offloading the Welshman as early as January.
It has long been said that Bale’s brand of football is a perfect fit for the Premier League – and it is a view also held in the forward’s camp.
Despite an up-and-down Madrid career, he retains a stellar reputation in England, albeit one that has not persuaded any of its clubs to make an offer big enough to either Madrid or the player himself, who currently earns around 15m euros after tax in Spain.
However, the tough times that Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are going through could serve to change that.
AS reports that these three clubs are all going through a difficult period, which could lead to winter signings for them.