Real Madrid legend, Michel Salgado has doubted the ability of England sensation and Tottenham star, Dele Alli to cope with the pressure of playing for the Galacticos.
Salgado said it would be “crazy” to spend the same money on Alli as they previously paid for Gareth Bale.
Speculation regarding a possible switch to the Santiago Bernabeu for the England international has been recurrent since the last two transfer windows.
Despite being just 20 years of age, the midfielder is already a proven performer for club and country.
Any deal would require them to dig deep, though, with it possible that a fee similar to the £85 million package put in place for Bale in 2013 would be required to get their man.
Salgado doubts that Alli is worth that at present, with question marks still hanging over the temperament of a player who picked up a reckless red card for Spurs in midweek Europa League competition.
The ex Real star told talkSPORT: “Obviously they can pursue him because he’s a great player, he’s young, he’s got the ability and he’s got pace, too.
“But the price is too high, Real Madrid paid big money to Tottenham for Gareth Bale and now if they paid that money for Dele Alli it would be crazy.
“My question is can he cope with the pressure of playing for Madrid, which is going to be so many times more than at Tottenham.
“Quality on the pitch he’s got it, but at the moment I don’t know what’s going to happen and hopefully if they do sign him the price will be a little bit cheaper.”
Spurs have no intention of parting with Alli anytime soon, having tied him to a new six-year contract in September 2016, but a big-money offer over the summer can result in a change of heart by the managements of the White Hart Lane.