According to an update courtesy of Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho ‘would be delighted’ to welcome back superstar Gareth Bale – but chairman Daniel Levy is only eyeing a bargain swoop and will not invest heavily in a dream reunion.
Bale, who has been repeatedly linked with a return to north London this summer, especially following his well known unrest at Real Madrid, is now at the centre of Tottenham reports once again as Mundo Deportivo claim there is an interest.
How likely is Gareth Bale returning to Spurs?
It could happen
Indeed, manager Mourinho allegedly wants him at Spurs, but the Portuguese boss faces a stumbling block when it comes to finances as the Tottenham board will not pay over the odds for his signature.
The 31-year-old, who is reportedly paid £350,000-per-week after tax, would have to take a wage cut to re-join the Lilywhites given Levy and co do not want to pay ‘anywhere near’ those figures in terms of salary.
Tottenham also want a cheap deal in terms of the actual fee, and Mundo Deportivo claim that they could be confident over making that happen.
Ex-Galacticos president Ramon Calderon recently claimed, in an exclusive with talkSPORT, that Real Madrid could very well let him go for free this summer in an attempt to remove him from the wage bill.
Currently valued at around £25.2 million by Transfermarkt, the termination of his contract could allow Spurs to open negotiations for free, but even then, Bale’s wages remain an obstacle.
Once hailed as ‘phenomenal‘ by Zinedine Zidane, the Welshman faces an uncertain future over the twilight stages of his career, but only time will tell whether he does opt to make a Premier League return.
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