Real Madrid’s transfer spending linked to star’s sale, Barca set eye-watering Ansu Fati release clause and more


After Los Blancos won the La Liga title last month, president Florentino Perez told reporters that the Spanish outfit won’t be making any major signings in the summer transfer window.

Amid reports that Real Madrid won’t spend big money in the 2020 summer transfer window, ESPN has claimed that Los Blancos might make a move in the market if they can sell Gareth Bale.

The 31-year-old Wales international endured another troubling season at the Santiago Bernabeu during which he made only 12 La Liga starts. His relationship with the fans further soured due to Bale’s antics as he watched his team from the bench after the restart.

His muted celebration following Real’s La Liga triumph didn’t earn him any plaudits either as the Welshman’s body language clearly conveyed that he’d rather be somewhere else. Little wonder, then, that Real have linked their summer spending to his potential departure.

Senior figures at the club have been quoted as saying that the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has been worse than initially thought, and that Los Blancos would adopt a conservative approach in the transfer market if they aren’t able to get rid of Bale.

Real Madrid set asking price for Gareth Bale
Bale was on the verge of leaving the club last season (Image CopyrightI: imago images / VI Images Maurice van Steen)

Top News 2: Barcelona set eye-watering Ansu Fati release clause

Barca set eye-watering Ansu Fati release clause
He made his senior debut for Barca at the age of 16 last September (Image Copyright: imago images / Action Plus MarcxGonzalezxAloma)
When he made his Barca debut at the age of 16 years, 9 months, and 25 days last August, the teenage prodigy impressed even Lionel Messi.

Barcelona are set to scare away any potential suitors of Ansu Fati by offering the 17-year-old a new contract with a £360-million release clause, reports MARCA [via Mail Online].

The Camp Nou giants are hopeful that the astronomical release clause of the teenager would prevent the likes of PSG, Manchester United and Bayern Munich from signing their prized asset.

Barca see Fati as the future of the club and someone who can become the main man after the inevitable departure of Messi from the scene. President Josep Maria Bartomeu echoed these sentiments of late when he stated that he wants to keep the youngster at the Camp Nou ‘for life’.

Fati enjoyed a superb breakthrough season in La Liga during which he has broken several records. The youngster became the youngest La Liga scorer of all time and the youngest scorer for FC Barcelona when he netted against Valencia in September.

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Top News 3: Inter Milan set to strike permanent agreement for Sanchez with Man Utd

Since moving to Italy on a season-long loan at the start of the 2019/20 season, the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker has recovered his old form.

Inter Milan are set to sign Alexis Sanchez on a permanent deal from Manchester United, reports Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The trusted transfer guru further claimed that Antonio Conte’s side have already agreed personal terms with Sanchez who has shone during his time in Italy.

Sanchez has made 22 Serie A appearances during his time in Italy and has managed to score 4 goals and provide 8 assists in the process. These aren’t eye-watering numbers but the Chile international has been in the form of his life since the restart.

His last seven games for the Nerazzurri has seen the former Arsenal striker score 2 and provide 7 assists in the Italian top-flight. United, who are within a touching distance of securing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, are keen to offload the 31-year-old off their books.

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