According to a report from Spanish news outlet Deportes Cuatro, ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale would welcome a return to north London and looks at the move with ‘good eyes’ – and manager Jose Mourinho is allegedly interested in signing the Welshman.
Bale, who has been out of favour at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane following a public fallout recently, even being left out the squad for their Champions League tie against Manchester City, is reportedly eyeing an exit from the Bernabeu.
As per this report, Bale was close to a Chinese Super League move but the transfer failed to materialise, with Real Madrid now also looking for a way to get him off their wage bill.
The 31-year-old ‘diamond‘, as he was labelled by ex-Spurs player David Ginola, reportedly earns £350,000-a-week after tax, and despite Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy being unlikely to shell out those regular fees, Spurs are now linked with a move to re-sign the attacker once again.
Should Spurs re-sign Gareth Bale?
100%, do it now Levy
No, wages too high
Deportes Cuatro claim that Bale would indeed welcome a return to the capital after a very fruitful spell at Madrid, where he won an astonishing four Champions League titles over a period laden with silverware.
Currently valued at around £25.2m by Transfermarkt, it’s unclear what the La Liga giants want for their man, but they are under pressure to sell quickly as he is only contracted until 2022.
Bale has made no secret of the fact that he is willing to be patient and wait for a move whilst pocketing his extravagant salary, and this news suggests that Spurs are the main contenders for his signature.
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