Spurs NOT out of Bale race


According to The Independent Spurs are monitoring developments with Gareth Bale and may yet launch an audacious bid to bring the star back to the club this summer.

Bale announced that he would have to consider his future if he would not be a starter in future following Real Madrid’s defeat of Liverpool and his agent Jonathan Barnett is set to sit down with the Bernabeu hierarchy over the next few days.

The article does add that his exit is by no means certain since Bale is a personal favourite of president Florentino Perez, even if manager Zinedine Zidane is not so warm to him, and the situation is further complicated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s future with the Portuguese casting doubt on whether he would stay at the club for next season, and the bottom line is that one of the two leaving would make it far easier for the other.

It adds that Manchester United have a long standing interest in Bale with the player now said to see Old Trafford as a preferred destination and they would also be better placed to match the forward’s current wages, but that is precisely why United are now cool on the player, especially at his age and at this point of his career as well as after signing Alexis Sanchez.

The article goes on to say that sources close to Bale say he would also be very open to a return to Spurs, and would be willing to make compromises on financial demands if a deal could be structured and with Mauricio Pochettino having urged the club to make statements in the market this summer, those close to the hierarchy say Tottenham would be willing to offer a deal similar to Harry Kane’s, of around £200,000 a week with bonuses.

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