In a strange twist of fate, the bid being put together by Real Madrid for Tottenham Hotspurs Star player Gareth Bale which could amount to £110m could be the event that allows the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.
Real Madrid are long term admirers of the Tottenham star and are prepared to make a bid of £60m for the player and pay him £10m a year. Given that it is standard practice for Madrid to give high profile players a five year deal, which would amount to a total package of £110m. Tottenham have already made moves to offer Bale a new deal to head off any transfer attempts from other clubs, but they would struggle to match Real Madrid`s offer in terms of wages and perks.
Of course, we also know that Sir Alex Ferguson has made clear his admiration of the player as well and has also got a large transfer fund to spend on a "marquee player" to quote the Old Trafford boss. It is rare for Sir Alex to publicly state that he is looking for a big transfer this summer, but Manchester United has been bolstered by some truly massive sponsorship deals around the world.
What is of more interest is the fact that if Bale did go to Real Madrid, it would increase the likelihood of Ronaldo being allowed to leave if a good enough offer was made. Manchester United would be Ronaldo`s preferred destination, especially after his emotional return to play against United in the Champions League recently. United are able to make an offer in the region of £60m for Ronaldo, with the possibility of Nani or Anderson going the other way.
That would be a deal that would be attractive to Real Madrid after Ronaldo stated that he would not sign a new deal at the Bernebeu; his current deal expiring in 2015. Getting Bale and either Nani or Anderson and breaking even would be a deal that would also appease Real Madrid fans, so it is in everybody`s interests.
Of course, Tottenham`s match against Chelsea on Wednesday will go a long way to deciding Bale`s future; a defeat for Tottenham will surely end their Champions League chances for next year and prompt Bale to leave.