Inter Milan advisor Luis Suarez has revealed that the club would like to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale, and would gladly take the Welshman over Brazilian superstar Neymar.
23-year-old Bale's stock in European football has risen exponentially this season after his sublime performances for Andre Villas-Boas' side, inevitably leading to speculation suggesting a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs beckons this summer.
The former Barcelona and Inter midfielder Suarez is a keen admirer of the Welshman, and recently spoke to Spanish newspaper Marca on the devastating potential of a Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale combination at Real Madrid. But the Spanish legend did not discount interest from the Serie A club, suggesting Inter's president Massimo Moratti would be more tempted to invest in Bale than in a lavish move for Santos star Neymar.
"He can play wherever you put him; On the right, through the middle, on the left," Suarez told the Spanish publication. "He's always heads straight to the opposition goal. I've seen him take free kicks, and he's like Cristiano.
"I know my president well and if he could, he'd sign him for Inter. But he's very expensive, isn't he? €60-65 million... That's plain crazy! Aren't we all going a bit crazy? How can [Luka] Modric cost €45 million!?... Of course I'd pay €60 million for Bale before paying €40-45 million for Neymar."
Tottenham will be hoping to have Gareth Bale once again available for their clash with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. The Welsh international has been absent through an ankle injury sustained two weeks ago in Spurs' Europa League exit at the hands of FC Basel.
Bale is the club's leading scorer this campaign with 22 goals, and the club will be desperate to have their talismanic forward back in contention for the conclusion of the season. Spurs currently sit fifth in the league, three points behind third placed Chelsea and two behind fourth placed Arsenal, but have a game in hand over their north London rivals.