Tottenham supporters have been slightly frustrated in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their team concede a late leveller to only end up drawing 2-2 away with League One strugglers Rochdale in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their clash with the third tier’s basement team off the back of coming from two-goals down to draw 2-2 with Serie A champions Juventus in midweek, thus making them favourites for progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions League when they meet for the return leg in a fortnight’s time. Yet the North London outfit have a battle on their hands making the last eight of the FA Cup after a last-gasp Steve Davis strike secured Keith Hill’s Rochdale a deserved replay on Sunday, thus earning them a trip to Wembley next week.
Subsequently, there have been many frustrated Spurs fans in the Tavern in recent times, yet their mood is likely to be improved by a recent report from Mundo Deportivo, which details potentially big developments in their club’s pursuit of a Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.
The 28-year-old made the move to the Bernabeu back in 2013 after six successful years at Tottenham, and has since gone on to prove his worth with 76 goals and 57 assists in just 172 appearances for the Spanish giants, helping them to last term’s La Liga title as well as three Champions League crowns.
Yet things haven’t quite gone as well for the Wales international, and indeed Real in general, so far this season, and recent reports suggest that Bale is aware that the club are planning on selling him this summer, with a return to the Premier League reportedly his preferred choice.
And with both Manchester United and Tottenham reportedly keen on the 28-year-old, and indeed mentioned in the report as possible destinations, this news is likely to come as a huge boost to Spurs in their quest to re-sign the forward at the end of the season.
Landlord’s verdict: Gareth Bale has certainly lived up to expectation for the vast majority of his time at Real Madrid, but things have been tricky for both him and the Spanish giants this season.
The 29-year-old has struggled with injury this term and has thus been restricted to just 22 appearances in all competitions, and with the club well off the pace in La Liga, this summer could well see a huge overhaul at the Bernabeu.
And recent reports suggest that Bale is already aware that he will be sold during the close season, which is sure to be music to the ears of Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino, as they are reportedly keen on a reunion with the Wales international.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!