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Tottenham Hotspur: Bale is an unnecessary expenditure club do not need to pay

Tottenham Hotspur: Bale is an unnecessary expenditure club do not need to pay

According to Marca via the Tottenham Blog, Spurs have made a bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the club, six years after he left White Hart Lane.

It is reported that the offer from the north London side for the 29-year-old is in the region of €50-60million.

However, it is also thought that Spurs are not willing to meet his wage demands and so even if he is sold to the Premier League outfit his parent club Real Madrid would still have to pay half of his salary.

The Welshman signed for Spurs from Southampton for an initial fee of £5m back in 2007, which with additional payments rose to £10m. He scored 56 goals in 203 games for the Lilywhites which included 21 Premier League goals in his final campaign with them in 2012/13 and was .

Given his tumultuous relationship with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane – one that was magnified by the Frenchman leaving Bale on the bench for the final La Liga game of the season – it could open the door for the Welshman to return to where he has a proven track record of performing brilliantly.

It has been reported (via the Guardian) that Pochettino and Tottenham are looking to spend in the transfer window and have already shown they are willing to pay big transfer fees with the acquisition of Tanguy Ndombele for a club-record fee of £53.8m. With that in mind, the idea of splashing big money doesn’t seem as outlandish as it would have done in previous years.

Firstly, there is no disputing Gareth Bale is still a world-class player and has proven it consistently for Real Madrid – 102 goals in 231 games and winning four Champions League titles, the Copa Del Rey and La Liga along the way.

But if the former Saints man were to return to Spurs, where he would fit into the team would largely depend on whether or not Christian Eriksen stays at the club.

A number of teams have a great deal of interest in the Dane and, if he were to leave it could free up Bale to play either on the right-hand side – where he played 158 games for Madrid – or behind the striker – a position that was fruitful for him towards the end of his career at Spurs.

But if Eriksen does not leave then you wonder where on earth he is going to play.

Son Heung-min has established the left-hand side of the attack with another 20 goals last season, while Dele Alli is also utilised as a second striker.

Spurs would be foolish to splash out big money on Bale if nobody leaves the club because they have young, fresh players who occupy the same spaces as the Welshman and have proven they fit in the side.

As exciting as it would be for Spurs fans to have him back, it simply isn’t necessary.

Can you seriously see Bale returning to Tottenham this summer? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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