Answering fan questions in a Q&A for Football.London, journalist Rob Guest has hinted that Tottenham icon and loanee Gareth Bale is likely to stay in north London for another season past his year-long temporary spell, with there being an understanding that an option to extend his stay exists.
Going on to claim that ‘there is a good chance‘ that Bale could remain past his current agreement, Guest believes it is actually pretty likely as he doesn’t appear to have a future at Real Madrid and could instead be a ‘major part‘ of Jose Mourinho’s team.
Reports linking the Welsh superstar with a move back to Spurs were commonplace before the transfer became a reality, but increased whispers surrounding Real’s eagerness to offload the 85-cap star arguably catapulted major intrigue.
Should Tottenham snap up Bale past his season-long loan?
No, far too expensive
Firstly, a Telegraph piece broke that the La Liga giants were willing to pay half of Bale’s £600,000-a-week salary, with Mundo Deportivo later claiming that £18.4m would be enough to sign him on a permanent deal.
Even if Lilywhites supporters will have to wait for more than a month to see the ‘unbelievable‘ attacker in action, the prospect of him remaining at the club for longer than his initial loan could excite plenty of fans.
As claimed by Football.London, there is an option to extend his stay in north London, with Bale potentially keeping an eye out for any permanent move away from the Spanish capital.
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