• Newcastle are ready to shell out $64m for Gareth Bale
  • Bale, for some time now, has been unhappy at Bernabeu
  • The likes of Inter Miami and Spurs are also chasing Bale

Newcastle reportedly have agreed to shell out $64 million to sign Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale this summer transfer window.

Bale was unhappy at Madrid for some time now and his attempt to leave Santiago Bernabeu has failed a few times in the past. However, it looks like he will finally leave Spain once the upcoming transfer window opens as he is aware that he is not in Real boss Zinedine Zidane’s future plans.

It is understood that as many as three clubs are chasing for the Welshman’s signatures this summer including Newcastle, who are expected soon to be taken over a Saudi Public Investment Fund, led by Prince Mohamed bin Salman.

According to a news report by the FourFourTwo, Newcastle are front-runners in the race to sign Bale, who is also being pursued by the likes of David Beckham’s Inter Miami and the striker’s former club, Tottenham. Even Man Utd showed interest in the striker initially but they did not approach Real for the same.

The report further stated that while Beckham’s Major League Soccer (MLS) side are willing to match Bale’s salary at Real Madrid, Spurs are trying to secure Bale’s emotional return to the North London club, with whom he was associated for six years before moving to Madrid.

Until a few months ago, Newcastle would never think of signing a player of Bale’s stature. However, their awaiting $368m Saudi takeover would take their sponsorship to a whole new height. If the takeover does happen in the coming weeks, Newcastle's current owner Mike Ashley would lose control and the club is expected to have a large number of funds for the upcoming transfer market.

Real Madrid players celebrate after Casemiro scored to salvage a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge
Real Madrid players celebrate after Casemiro scored to salvage a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge AFP / OSCAR DEL POZO

Meanwhile, if Newcastle approach Real Madrid with the $64m offer for Bale, the Spanish giants would not resist as they are looking to cash in on some of their expensive players such as Bale and James Rodriguez to clear funds for their summer targets that include PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, who is not expected to come cheap.