Could the never-ending Gareth Bale/Real Madrid saga be coming to a close soon?
According to David Hytner of The Guardian, the Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell the superstar for a package deal of a whopping €100 million (£87 million) and Madrid's budding young striker, Alvaro Morata.
Although the bulk majority of Spurs fans would inevitably be devastated if a deal does come to fruition, the fact of the matter is that the Spurs can afford to lose Bale.
Let's be honest, the Spurs could do a lot of things with £87 million. And in a league where clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United can purchase pretty much anyone they desire, cashing in on Bale would allow the Spurs to go out and bring in a number of superstars.
Plus, Morata is a player that, in time, will blossom into a premier talent. Being around world-class players like Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria has without question helped the 20-year-old forward to become cognizant in regards to what it takes to be great.
Throughout the summer transfer window, Andre Villas-Boas has brought in a number of guys who will have a major impact for the Spurs going forward.
The Spurs made a major move in signing world-class midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians. The 25-year-old transitions from the defensive third to the final third in the blink of an eye.
In addition, his vision and knack for finding players in space will certainly lead to an abundance of chances for a Tottenham squad that scored only 66 goals in 38 Premier League matches during the 2012/13 campaign.
Recently, the Spurs made a major move to correct their horrid finishing in front of goal by finally reaching an agreement for Valencia's Roberto Soldado (via BBC Sport).
Having knocked in 24 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last season, Soldado will make things happen inside the box for the Spurs during the coming EPL campaign.
Although Bale's 21 goals accounted for roughly a third of the team's total scores last season, bringing in the aforementioned players will give Villas-Boas more options in the team and add differing dimensions to the attack.
Yes, nobody wants to see Bale leave. He has been the pride and joy of Tottenham football for the past couple of years.
However, capitalizing on Madrid's persistence could turn out to be one of the greatest decisions ever made in the club's history.