Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon insists the Spanish club are prepared to pay big money to land Gareth Bale in the summer.
Bale, 23, has been in sensational form for Tottenham this season and has drawn comparisons with Real’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who cost the La Liga giants £80million from Manchester United in 2009.
Spurs are likely to demand a huge transfer fee to let the Welshman leave but Calderon insists that will not deter the club’s current president Florentino Pérez.
Speaking to Keys & Gray on talkSPORT, he said: “I think he is a fantastic player. He is one of those players you would always like to have in your team.
“It’s true we have spent a lot of money in the last three or four years but I think we are in a position to pay the money they are going to ask for.
“There is always a limit but Real Madrid is in a very healthy situation, economically speaking, so it would be in the position to sign him.
“I’m sure it will be a high amount of money because he is a fantastic player. A lot of clubs would like to have him.”