Former Tottenham Hotspur star, Gareth Bale, may have left the club seven years ago, but he is still being linked with a return to North London.

Bale spent six seasons in the Lilywhite shirt, racking up 203 appearances for the club and 55 goals, including 26 in 44 games in his final season there (Wikipedia).

Marca recently claimed that Zinedine Zidane was so keen on getting rid of the Welshman this summer that Madrid would be prepared to let him leave on a free transfer.

The Express reported in January that Jose Mourinho was keen on raiding Madrid for the former Spurs winger, making Bale his top priority signing. Of course, it never happened.

In contrast, Harry Kane has been linked with a move away from Spurs of late, with Tuttosport (relayed by Sport Witness) claim that Juventus are interested and may consider swapping Dybala for the England captain.

Ex-France defender, Frank Leboeuf, has now argued that Tottenham could open up as a possible destination for Bale this summer, but only if Kane is sold and the Welshman comes in on a free (ESPN FC).

He said: “He’s a high-level footballer, he proved that he can do fantastically well.

“Maybe a lack of consistency because maybe he didn’t adjust pretty well to Real Madrid, the lifestyle, but also maybe the way they played.

“But he’s a tremendous player, he’s a fantastic player and I think he will find any club, especially if he is free to go.

“I’m sure, especially if maybe Harry Kane goes to another club, maybe Tottenham would love to get him back.

“So we’ll see, he can find many clubs in England, maybe Paris Saint-Germain, you never know.

“I still think that he can serve a club very well.

“What I want to say is the guy [has been], for like two or three years, in confrontation with the coach or the club, so of course he’s not going to give 100 per cent because he’s fighting with the club, he doesn’t want to play anymore for that club, he doesn’t feel something that he likes and the way that he wants to play.

“Of course there’s been the money problem but if he is free to go, I’m sure he is going to find a deal where he’s going to get that money and he’s going to fit to a club.”

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