By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline
Published: 12:26 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 3 September 2020
Real Madrid rejected an offer of £89million for Gareth Bale from a Premier League club on the last day of the transfer window last summer, according to ex-Blancos president Ramon Calderon.
The Welsh superstar, who earns £15.1m a year, is considering leaving the club after becoming out of favour under current boss Zinedine Zidane.
Bale joined Madrid in 2013 for £86m from Tottenham and it turns out he could have returned to England very recently.
Real Madrid rejected an offer of £89million for Gareth Bale from a Premier League club
'I know in the last day of the transfer window last year there was an offer from the Premier League,' Calderon told talkSPORT.
'They offered €100m (£89m), and Real Madrid turned down that offer because they thought Bale would be a player in their side.
'I think his agent was here [In England] yesterday [Wednesday] trying to get a deal, but I don't see any club paying that salary.
'And, on top of that, if Real Madrid want to get a transfer fee… that's impossible.
According to ex-Blancos president Ramon Calderon, Madrid would let Bale leave for free
'I think Real Madrid would now be willing to let him go without any transfer fee – that would be the solution – but in that case I don't see any club paying €40m-a-year for a player who is 31 and