DID YOU KNOW? HEAT OF THE MOMENT INTERNATIONAL SPORTS GIST TRANSFER TRENDING WORLD FOOTBALL Real Madrid signings depend on Bale’s transfer By Admin Posted on August 4, 2020 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin ESPN has learnt that Real Madrid will not make summer transfers till they can sell Gareth Bale. Florentino Perez, the club’s president confirmed that there would be no major signings due to the corona virus pandemic. ESPN also learnt that only the transfer of Bale would persuade them to make investments during this window. Senior figures at the club identified that financial situations are even more challenging than previously thought and that they would be economical in spending this year. Real Madrid won their 34th La Liga match on July 16 and Bale was a significant figure in achieving that, and ESPN has reported that his relationship with coach Zinedine Zidane had fallen apart. Despite the pair’s growing personal differences, some at the Bernabeu believe the situation could still be resolved, given Bale’s quality and eye for goal, something which is lacking in this Real Madrid squad. However the club would be willing to let Bale leave this summer, as they were in 2019 when a move to China was on the verge of completion before breaking down. Negotiating a sale would be “very complicated,” a club source told ESPN, with only a handful of teams able to meet Bale’s salary demands, and Madrid unwilling to let a player of his calibre go on the cheap. Sources close to Bale continue to insist that he is happy in Madrid and intending to see out his contract, which expires in 2022. Real Madrid’s transfer business this summer will focus on managing the club’s roster of loanees and raising funds through the sale of academy products, such as Achraf Hakimi’s €40 million switch to Inter Milan. ESPN has also been told by multiple sources that the club are negotiating the sale of midfielder Oscar Rodriguez — who excelled on loan at Leganes last season — to Villarreal.