Gareth Bale’s former Spurs teammate claims Welshman would want to return to the club

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Former Tottenham winger, Andros Townsend believes that Gareth Bale will be desperate for a return to Spurs, given how things are going for him at Real Madrid.

The Welshman seems to have become public enemy number one among the Madrid fan base due to his perceived apathy despite being on a whopping £600,000 a week.

His relationship with Zinedine Zidane seems to have collapsed, with the Real Madrid boss admitting that Bale preferred not to play the Champions League tie against Manchester City last week (BBC).

Football Insider revealed last week that Spurs are monitoring Bale’s situation at the Spanish capital closely and could make a loan offer to sign him late in the window.

However, they made it clear that any deal would depend on the Spanish giants covering a huge portion of the winger’s wages.

Townsend came through the youth ranks at Spurs while Bale was starring for the first-team and establishing a reputation as one of the game’s biggest superstars.

The Crystal Palace star insisted that the 31-year-old will be wishing that he still had the freedom that he enjoyed in North London.

Speaking to talkSPORT Breakfast, Townsend said: “I think if anything the Bale situation, he’d want to go back to Spurs.

“His happiness. He was the main man. He was loved. He was at the top of his game. So, if anything I think it would work the other way.

“He would be like ‘I wish I was at Spurs now and had the freedom to do whatever I want. To express myself and not worry about where I am now where I get scrutinised for playing Golf.”

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From the outside looking in, it very much looks like Bale is relishing the fact he is holding Madrid for ransom. He clearly did not think he was treated fairly by the fans and the club, and now seems to be taking his revenge on them by running his contract down. Unless Madrid work out an arrangement whereby Bale would not need to take any pay cut, I cannot see him agreeing to either a loan or a permanent transfer.

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