‘He will not be part of our squad’ – Nuno emphatically closes door on 32-year-old

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Gareth Bale will not return to Tottenham Hotspur for a second loan spell next season.

The Welshman completed a spectacular return to North London last season on a season-long loan deal to much media frenzy.

Bale experienced a stop-start campaign under Jose Mourinho having struggled for a regular place in the starting eleven, but did still show flashes of his brilliance in a number of matches.

Nuno has revealed that the 32-year-old will not be lining up for Tottenham during the season ahead.

Bale is now into the final year of his contract at Real Madrid, with The Sun claiming that he is likely to remain in the Spanish capital after receiving no offers.

The left-footer earns £650,000-a-week which is said to infuriate Madrid supporters, with Spurs having covered around 40 per cent of his salary (Football.London).

Nuno was asked about the Bale situation during his first Spurs press conference with the media and said to Football.London: “He will not be part of our squad.”

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It is a shame that the Spurs fans will not be able to watch Bale from the stands week in, week out next season after being robbed of the opportunity over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He will always be regarded as a legend for what he achieved at the club during his first stint and signed off in the best possible way having scored two late goals to secure our place in Europe this season.

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  1. This is so obviously “marking of the turf” for the new boss, who doesn’t want the contraversy that previous “chosen one” manager @ the helm, and incidents, his compatriot – made into the ‘art performance’ (maybe not in that order, but whatever lol)
    In this whole sorry saga,loyal SPURS fans are being short-changed and that’s a shame, but – at the same time Nuno is clearly and firmly showing “who’s the boss”.

  2. Bale was/is always an option. Game changer.
    This decision will backfire for sure, especially if Kane decides to leave. Secondly, there is no one of that calibre around who we really can afford as a replacement for Kane. Thirdly, there were times in the past when Spurs played better without Kane in attack. I guess we will just have to wait and see how things are going develop.
    It would have been interesting as to how Bale played under a more modern coaching system.


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