By Chris Wright
Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barrett, pulled a bit of a gutsy move last night when he appeared on (notoriously pro-Real Madrid) MARCA TV’s “Futboleros” chat show and told the hosts that he’d happily consider any offer Madrid honcho Florentino Perez made for his client this summer.
“If Florentino is interested in Gareth Bale, it would be an honour and we’d listen, but his contract is with Tottenham. We aren’t free to talk with anybody at the moment, that’s the point we’re at.
“I can understand a lot of teams are interested in him. He’s a great player but he has a contract with Tottenham. I don’t know if there has been a bid [from Real Madrid]. What I do know is that the player has three years left on his contract.”
When asked if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had opened talks over a new contract for Bale yet as a reward for him winning both PFA Player of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year in 2013, Barret replied: “No, we haven’t spoken with anybody.”