Tottenham Hotspur are only prepared to pay €30 million (£25 million) in order to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito.
Spurs are in need of attacking reinforcement in their squad, particularly given that Harry Kane is injured for up to three months whilst Christian Eriksen is also seemingly set to soon leave the club.
Bale left Tottenham during the summer of 2013 and joined Madrid in a deal worth £85 million.
He is contracted to the Spanish giants until 2022 but has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for the past year.
Despite reportedly having a fallout with Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane last summer, Bale has been re-integrated into the Los Blancos first-team fold this season.
He has however been restricted to a bit part role for the La Liga giants, having so far made 12 league appearances and scoring two goals.
Whilst Bale is not the player that he was a few years ago, he is still capable of churning out world-class performances.
The Welshman’s off the field reputation is not the best which could cause some clubs to become hesitant towards signing him.
At just 30-years-old, Bale is still capable of adding plenty of value to the Tottenham first team and winning games for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Due to the price which Spurs are reportedly offering however, it may be difficult for them to successfully lure the player.
Tottenham fans have amazing memories of Bale as a Spurs player, but if the dream return is to happen, the North London side will need to pay significantly more than what the latest report suggests.