Breaking Down the Transfer Rumor: Gareth Bale to Real Madrid

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Gareth Bale had an outstanding 2012-13 campaign with Tottenham. The 23-year-old was voted Premier League player of the year by football writers and his fellow players and consolidated his status among Europe's best.

Bale was already a transfer gossip column staple. After his heroics with Spurs last season, there's not an hour that goes by without somebody, somewhere, writing a story about his future.

Should he stay in north London and give Andre Villas-Boas another season? Or should he leave for the opportunity to play Champions League football somewhere else?

According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid are ready to play temptress. The suggestion is they're readying a mammoth £85 million bid, which would see Bale break the transfer record set by Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Manchester United to Madrid.

In this clip, B/R's Will Tidey breaks down the rumour and makes his call on whether it might come true.

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