According to The Express Gareth Bale will NOT be returning to Tottenham despite looking increasingly likely to leave Real Madrid this summer.
The Welsh superstar sounded out a warning to his current employers on Saturday night after his two-goal Champions League final cameo, however, Sky Sports report that Tottenham are not an option for the 29-year-old because they are not interested in bringing him back to the Premier League.
Bale has insisted that he needs to be playing regularly and will hold talks with the board this week and the article adds that Manchester United are the front-runners to sign him, but Chelsea and Liverpool also hold an interest while Spurs have a clause in his contract to give them the first option.
However, it now appears that Spurs will not take the option leaving him free to join a different suitor however former Spurs midfielder turned pundit Danny Murphy has urged Tottenham to make a move for their former player.
“If he [Bale] is not as bothered about money – we’re all obsessing about how much he earns and how much he needs to go – the one place he was happiest and played his best football was Tottenham, and is there a possibility they could do a deal for him somehow?,”: Murphy said on talkSPORT.
He added: “I mean a deal as in ‘look, we’ll do you a favour here, but we want first option on Kane in a year or two’.So there’s some sort of agreement that they [Real] get the first option [on Harry Kane].I’m just thinking there are ways and means”
Murphy went on to say: “If Bale is the type of lad – and I think he is – who just wants to be content with life, because he’s won everything anyway and earns a good living – he’s got enough dough to last a lifetime.Tottenham was his happiest time in football, I think he’s still got a pad there, so it’s not beyond the realms that going into the new stadium Tottenham and Levy could pull a rabbit out a hat.”
Immediately after scoring his two goals Bale sent Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane a warning about his future, stressing he wants to play more.
He added: “I feel I should be playing week-in and week-out and I haven’t been,” said Bale.I haven’t been playing as much as I would like and I’m going to have to sit down in the summer and seriously think about what move I’m going to make next.
Murphy added: “I feel like there’s still a lot more to give for me and that’s why I need to be playing week-in and week-out and that’s what I need to be doing.”
However, Bale is now being priced at around £200m which could see even United baulk at signing him.
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