Tottenham Hotspurs chairman Daniel Levy has said that Gareth Bale’s departure to Real has the potential to impact Newcastle United’s bid to sign the Welshman.
The club are set to make a bid for the 28-year-old this week, which is expected to be rejected.
However, Levy said that the deal is likely to include Bale’s release clause, which would put Newcastle in the position of having to sell the player on.
“I think there will be some interest from other clubs, but I’m not sure it’s going to happen,” Levy told the Sunday Mirror.
“He’s the best player in the world, the best English player.
He’ll have a year left on his contract, but he can leave at any time.”
Levy also said that Tottenham would be able to negotiate the terms of Bale’s contract, adding that they would be ready to make the move without a transfer fee.
“It would be impossible to negotiate with the English clubs,” Levy said.
“That’s not a problem for me, it’s something that’s possible with the Premier League, the English leagues.
I’m talking about the Premier, the Champions League, Champions League qualification, it would be a miracle to negotiate without any transfer fee.”
The move to Real, who have already signed Diego Costa and Sergio Ramos from Atlético Madrid, is the latest move to push Newcastle into the transfer market this summer, with the club also preparing to sell several players to make room for Bale.