According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Tottenham Hotspur board have warned Gareth Bale that they will not extend his loan spell at the club if he does not improve his form for the remainder of the season.
With Harry Kane expected to be out for a few weeks, Jose Mourinho has admitted that it would be a big plus if Bale can step up his performances, although the Spurs boss did state that he will not play the Welshman through the middle of his front three (Football.London).
Bale’s performance in the 4-1 win over Wycombe on Monday was arguably his best since returning to Tottenham in the summer.
Mourinho has claimed that there has been no discussion regarding whether or not the club would extend the 31-year-old’s stay at North London beyond the end of the season.
However, Romano has now stated that Tottenham were initially open to extending the loan deal but are now reconsidering their stance on the back of his performances so far.
The journalist said in an interview with YouTube channel, Tottenham Fan Chris Cowlin: “If he will continue like this, I think no (Bale won’t be at Spurs next season), I think it will be difficult.
“I’m told that the Tottenham board told Gareth Bale ‘it’s up to you in the second part of the season you have to show your skills, we want the real Gareth Bale on the pitch.’ In this case, they are ready to talk to Real Madrid, just because when Tottenham and Real Madrid signed the deal for Bale last summer they were discussing that next summer they’d talk again.
“Tottenham were open to try to extend the loan or sign Gareth Bale or discuss the situation of Gareth Bale, also for the future and not just for a one-season loan.
“Now the situation is different because the player is not at his best level yet with Tottenham, so they are expecting something different from Gareth Bale in the second half of the season.”
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If it is true that the Spurs board have fired a warning to Bale, perhaps that was why we saw him play with much more intensity against Wycombe. Now that he looks close to his full fitness, hopefully, we see the Welshman getting a run of matches under his belt.
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