Swap deals are rare in football. That is mainly due to the sheer number of complex factors that must be agreed upon in order for it to go through. However, we may start to see more of them due to the obscene inflation the transfer market is experiencing.
Gareth Bale could join Chelsea, with Eden Hazard heading to Real Madrid in a swap deal, Guillem Balague claims.
“So, to get the best out of Bale, Zidane is going to have to put an arm around his shoulder. But the first option will be to try and sell him,” said Balague.
“But it won’t be easy because he earns about 12million euros net and Real Madrid will probably want around 75million euros to sell.
“He’s going to be 30 in July, so Manchester United may think twice about putting that kind of money in the direction of Real Madrid and Bale.
“If Chelsea had the possibility of signing Bale it would be a swap with [Eden] Hazard and I expect all that to appear in the equation. But I feel Bale doesn’t want to leave. Bale would like to stay at Real Madrid.”
Bale would probably be resistant to the move, but if it became clear that he was no longer wanted at Real Madrid, a move to Chelsea could suit him well. He would be the star attacker in the team and have a shot at winning a Premier League title.
However, he has previously stated that if he were to move back to the Premier League, a return to his former club Tottenham would be his first choice.