Speaking to FootballFanCast, Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has now shared what he knows on Gareth Bale when asked if Tottenham Hotspur could pursue another loan deal this summer.
The Lowdown: Spurs linked with Bale re-signing…
Spurs have been linked to possibly re-signing the Welshman again in recent months, coming nearly a year after he completed a sensational temporary return to Spurs in one of the headline transfers of 2020.
The move turned out to be a slightly mixed homecoming overall with Bale going on to start just 10 Premier League games.
In that time, however, he did finish the season as Tottenham’s third-most prolific player in terms of goals and assists combined (G11, A2) – as well as being called ‘world class’ by pundits (Jermaine Jenas, Match of the Day via Wales Online).
Now, Sky reporter Bridge has shared what he knows on Bale and if Spurs could try to sign him again on loan.
The Latest: Bridge drops Bale update…
Speaking to FFC, Bridge has dropped an update involving the 32-year-old.
It’s not exactly good news for Spurs fans who would be keen on a return for Bale this summer, with the journalist’s information indicating a move appears unlikely.
“One thing I have heard is that Ancelotti wants to keep him, so I don’t know whether has changed there,” he explained.
“Let’s face it, Real Madrid don’t have the Galacticos like they used to.
“They’ve just lost Ramos, Varane has gone to Manchester United. Ancelotti is probably thinking, I’ve seen first-hand that there’s still a lot left in the tank for Gareth.”
The Verdict: Move on…
Re-signing Bale again should be nowhere near Tottenham’s list of transfer priorities anyway.
While the attacker impressed at times for Spurs, the signing of starlet Bryan Gil arguably mitigates Nuno Espirito Santo’s need for another winger.
Bale also earns a staggering €692,600-per-week (£591, 501-per-week) salary at Real Madrid, and even if managing director Fabio Paratici somehow negotiated that Spurs pay half again, it could be too big of a financial drain in an already difficult climate.
In other news: ‘Speaking to people involved’…Alasdair Gold believes another Spurs signing ‘will happen’, find out more here.
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