Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the future of Gareth Bale, revealing that Tottenham Hotspur are yet to make a decision on whether to extend the Welshman’s stay at the club beyond the end of this season.
There have been plenty of contrary updates in the media regarding Bale’s chances of returning to Spurs next season.
Reports in Spain suggest that Real Madrid are keen to sell him permanently to get his salary off their wage bill while The Daily Mirror claim that the 31-year-old will only decide on his future at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has reported that Tottenham have the first option on re-signing Bale for next season while The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has claimed that no such option exists.
The Standard say that the club will have to re-negotiate terms with Real Madrid if they want to get the winger back to North London next season.
Romano has now revealed that, while Spurs were far from happy with Bale’s performances until a few weeks ago and despite the winger’s recent purple patch, the club will only make a decision on his future in the summer.
“Until two or three weeks ago Tottenham were not happy with Gareth Bale, they expected something different from the player and from the professional, so they wanted something different from Gareth Bale.
“They always said they’re waiting until the end of the season to make their final decision on Gareth Bale, so they are still waiting and now the situation seems different. He seems confident and in a good period, so they hope he can continue like this.
“Real Madrid are open to selling Gareth Bale on a permanent deal next summer, so let’s see what happens, but at the moment Tottenham say they will decide at the end of the season, they were not happy with the player two weeks ago, now the situation seems different, but only in June will they decide with Real Madrid, but 100 per cent sure Real Madrid are open to discussing selling Gareth Bale.”
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There are likely a lot of variables from now until the end of the season that would dictate if Spurs are likely to re-sign Bale for a second season. One of the main ones would be whether the Welshman is able to stay injury-free over the next few months.
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