Gareth Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League on an almost weekly basis over the past six months, with rumours of a possible return to Tottenham Hotspur mooted by some tabloids on occasions.
However, let’s face it, the prospects of the Welsh wizard ever appearing in a Spurs shirt once again are slim. I hate to be negative, but we need to be realistic. At the moment, we can’t even announce our new kit, let alone a major signing.
Here are five reasons why it was a permanent goodbye to Gareth when he headed to Madrid in 2013.
Bale signed a six-year contract with the Champions League holders in 2016 which is worth £350,000-a-week after tax, To put it into perspective, we broke our salary structure to offer Harry Kane £200,00-a-week. The surplus £150,000-a-week difference, to put in perspective is the amount which Toby Alderweireld has unsuccessfully asked for.
The Zidane/Ronaldo effect
With both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer part of the Madrid furniture, Bale is likely to do a U-turn on his decision to consider a move back to the Premier League.
Despite the fact that Bale has a 1 billion euro buyout clause, he is likely to cost at least the £85 million which we sold them for in 2013. With a stadium to pay for, there is absolutely no chance that Daniel Levy will pay such a price. I have even placed a bet with Novibet that Tottenham will not make a signing this summer.
Bale’s injury record has never been the best, neither at Tottenham or Madrid has he been able to avoid injury. He will turn 29 later this month, would Levy stump up the cash with no potential to make a sell-on profit in the future given his age?
Kane is not leaving Tottenham
The most recent rumours have suggested that as part of a deal, Harry Kane could be on his way to Madrid. There is absolutely no chance that the golden boot winner will be leaving Tottenham this summer, don’t believe everything you read in the likes of the Don Balon.
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