Ryan Mason on chances of Gareth Bale returning to Spurs next season

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Ryan Mason has insisted that Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is something which needs to be discussed at the end of the season.

The 31-year-old returned to North London last summer on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in a media frenzy, however his season under Jose Mourinho was something of an anti-climax.

After starting the Carabao Cup final on the substitutes bench, Mason recalled the Welshman to his starting eleven to face Sheffield United and was the standout performer at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after netting a hat-trick.

Mason was asked after the match whether the fact that a happy Bale could see him spent a second season at the club, with the interim boss quick to remove himself from any decision.

Bale is out of contract at the Spanish giants at the end of next season with Football.London claiming in September that Spurs have the option of extending the loan agreement.

Mason told Football.London when asked if a happy Gareth Bale means he will stay next season: “I think that is a conversation at the end of the season between Gareth, the club and his parent club, our main focus and priority should be the next game. It sounds a cliché but it is true. I am glad he is happy, he should be because he has another match ball to add to the collection. It was an excellent performance as well.”

He added when asked whether it make it easier to persuade him to stay: “I think the decision at the moment and the priority is Gareth is ready to train and he is happy in training. We have got another big week of training because we have got a massive game next weekend and hopefully we can have a happy Gareth next weekend.”

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