Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has claimed the Welshman is worth more than Neymar.
Asked on Marca TV’s Futboleros programme how much the Tottenham Hotspur man is worth, Barnett did not mince his words in a thinly veiled message to suitors Real Madrid.
“Much more,” he replied. “He is a better player than Neymar and he has shown it in one of the best Leagues in the world, which is the Premier League.
“I hope that the clubs wanting to sign him do not do so because they have lost Neymar, but because of how good he is.”
Bale’s representative also made it clear that Madrid would have to speak to Spurs, and intimated they may be open to negotiation.
“If Florentino [Perez] is interested in Gareth Bale it would be an honour and we would listen, but his contract is with Tottenham. We are not yet free to talk to anyone. That’s the stage we are at.
“I don’t know if there has already been an offer, but I do know that he has three more years left on his contract.”
Bale has never hidden his admiration for Real Madrid and with Andre Villas-Boas’ team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League it might just tip the balance in Madrid’s favour.