Ex-Tottenham winger, Gareth Bale, was all set for a move to China this week, but the Guardian have now reported that his transfer to Jiangsu Suning is now off.
Bale had been expected to secure a big-money move away from Real Madrid on a three-year deal after years of stick from the Los Blancos fans.
This comes despite the fact that Bale has helped to lift four Champions League titles for Madrid in the past six years, as well as scoring 102 goals in 231 games (Wikipedia).
It has been six long years since Bale left Tottenham and much has changed in that time for both the player and his old club.
Spurs are no longer top-four hopefuls, but a consistent Champions League club, even making it all the way to the final last year under Pochettino.
The wage budget has also increased since Bale left, with the Express reporting that Tottenham actually made contact with Madrid over the Welshman this summer.
Some Spurs fans are excited by the news that Bale will not be heading to China, while others are fed up with the Tottenham links.
Me: Dont want Bale hes not hungry enough.
Also Me: OMG BALE IS COMING HOME TO LIFT THE PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY WITH US https://t.co/DTG8zYRJeM
— Popeye The Spur (@PopeyeTheSpur) July 28, 2019
Really not interested in Gareth Bale Saga. He's not a Spurs player.
— Dike (@Dikefcb02) July 28, 2019
— ?? (@DanThfc1882) July 28, 2019
So bored of this bale stuff
— markmcallister (@markmac2004) July 28, 2019
That's an old video.
— James (@jameseaster79) July 28, 2019
Sick note Mk3. We don't want him.
— Jimbo ? (@Jimak54) July 28, 2019
It is time pic.twitter.com/W3idrtYpPA
— AG (@jakasekatekate) July 28, 2019
BREAKING – Real Madrid have come to an agreement with Tottenham over Gareth Bale.
They've agreed that it's never gonna fucking happen and that half of spurs fanbase need to get over that fact ?
— DC ⚽️ (@davYidc89) July 21, 2019
Spurs fans feeling sorry for the way Bale has been treated in Madrid must have forgotten the way he left Spurs. What goes around comes around. https://t.co/G2ou2QDhQc
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) July 21, 2019
Idk why Tottenham and Bale don’t figure something out. It’s a reunion I would greatly enjoy
— Nate Tessar (@Tessar10) July 28, 2019
Here we go, bales move is off
This DOES NOT I repeat DOES NOT mean he's going to spurs
— Jase (@JaseNunn) July 28, 2019
Then I'm VERY mad.
— Harry Carson (@Kilgeever) July 28, 2019
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