Erik Lamela’s Tottenham Move Paves Way for Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid Switch
Tottenham have agreed to break their club transfer record for the third time in this window after Roma announced their highly rated prospect Erik Lamela is on the verge of a switch to North London.
This has massive implications on what could be the biggest transfer fee of all-time, which Real Madrid look set to make for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
Lamela is considered an ideal replacement for Bale. A tall, pacey, powerful wide-man who can also operate in attacking midfield positions is what Tottenham need to give Real Madrid the green light.
Gareth Bale has been reportedly ‘furious and frustrated’ at Tottenham for delaying his seemingly inevitable transfer to Spain, but it looks like his dream move is in the near future.
Real Madrid will have to splash out in excess of £80 million, smashing the highest transfer fee ever paid for a player when they bought Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, to get Bale.
Roma today announced the signing of Adem Ljajic, a deal which initiated this ‘domino effect’ and could open the world transfer market even further once Bale has signed for Madrid.
Real Madrid are likely to look to offload a few of their highly paid stars. Names linked with the exit include Karim Benzema, Fabio Coentráo and Mesut Ozil.
Tottenham look close to concluding their spending in what has been a massive window for them. They’re reportedly targeting Ajax star Christian Eriksen and are close to signing Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.
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