Newcastle are ‘ready to splash out £53million to offer Real Madrid’s wantaway star Gareth Bale a route back to the Premier League this summer.
Bale has been unhappy in Madrid for some time, and it is now expected that he will leave the Spanish capital when the transfer window next opens.
It is understood that three clubs are front-runners for the Welshman’s signature with Newcastle the most surprising among them.
Elsewhere, David Beckham’s new Inter Miami side are said to be prepared to match his Real Madrid salary to bring him to their new MLS outfit, while Tottenham are also reportedly keen to seal his emotional return to north London.
Newcastle, until recently, would unlikely have been in the running for a player of Bale’s stature, but their impending £300m Saudi takeover would take them to a new level of finance.
It has been reported that should the takeover go through in the coming weeks, which would see Mike Ashley relinquish control of the club, the Toon would have a large amount of money to spend in the transfer window.
In the current coronavirus climate, Real Madrid appear likely to try and cash in on some of their expensive fringe players, with Bale and James Rodriguez among them.
Bale left Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 and has spent the last seven years in Spain, winning everything on offer.
New buyers of Newcastle are said to be ready not only to turn the fortune of the club around but also fortify the team enough to aim for top four finish and compete in the Champions league.