Peterborough Director of Football, Barry Fry has stated that re-signing Gareth Bale for next season would be difficult for Tottenham due to the financial complications involved in any potential deal.
After a difficult start to the season, Bale did show signs of recapturing his fitness and form last month.
However, the Welshman seems to have fallen out of favour once again following his poor display in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal three weeks ago.
There has been plenty of speculation over whether or not Bale is likely to return to Spurs next season.
The 31-year-old admitted during the international break that his plan is to return to Real Madrid, with whom he still has a year left on his contract.
The La Liga giants are reported to be desperate to get the winger’s wages off their books and it remains to be seen whether Spurs would try to re-sign him for next season.
Despite the finances surrounding the deal potentially complicating matters, Fry believes that Levy is capable of pulling it out of the bag.
When asked about Bale potentially returning to Spurs, he told Football Fancast: “I think two things could stop that – the enormous amount of money he’s on, either Bale himself will have to waiver that, or Real Madrid will have to give him a big pay off to go on a free transfer.
“And I don’t think Tottenham will pay his wages, and I don’t think Madrid will contribute largely to giving him a free transfer.
“So there is a big problem there and he might have to stay at Real Madrid for a year without kicking a ball, which will be a shame.”
“But if anyone can do a deal, Levy can because he’s got a willing player that wants to come. But the only outcome I can see on that is possibly another loan and for Tottenham to pay a substantial amount of his wages, they won’t pay it all.”
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Given Real Madrid’s desperation to get rid of Bale, it could be possible to work out another potential loan deal that would see the Spanish giants continuing to pay the bulk of the Welshman’s wages.
However, if Bale does not have much of an impact in matches from now until the end of the season, it is unlikely that Spurs would be willing to take him on loan again next season.
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