According to The Daily Star, Gareth Bale looks set to for a Real Madrid departure after the Champions League Final against Liverpool, whatever the result.

And according to the article, reports in Spain believe the Real Madrid superstar is heading back to old club Tottenham with chairman Daniel Levy working on a £43.7million deal.

The article goes on to say how it will be a major boost for Mauricio Pochettino if Levy can successfully negotiate a transfer with his Madrid counterparts

It adds how ex-Spurs star Gary Lineker would applaud it, too, with the former England man fully convinced that Bale would return to the Premier League a better, more skilful player.

Lineker, who had three successful years at Barcelona, said: “It looks like he is set to leave Real Madrid but he has done terrifically well there and won pretty much everything.The rumours are that Madrid are looking to sell him and it will be interesting to see who jumps in for him because he has a massive amount of talent – if you can get him on the pitch.

Lineker added: “Unquestionably, going abroad has improved him. He was brilliant in his last couple of seasons at Tottenham and he is a wonderful footballer. It’s always good to get different experiences of different styles which he’ll have got by playing in La Liga.He will have learned so much, there’s no question about that. And he will be a better player for it.

Lineker added: “He’s certainly played well the last two or three games and scored a couple of great goals. Gareth’s only real problems are his lack of consistency in terms of playing time and the injuries he’s picked up in the last couple of years.”

Welshman Bale is ready for a stunning return to the Premier League after five highly successful years in La Liga and will undoubtedly like to go out on a high in his last appearance for Madrid with a fourth Champions League medal.

The article adds that Real want £69.9m but given their determination to offload Bale, the deal could go through on Tottenham’s reduced fee however the only major stumbling block would be his sky-high wages of £350,000 a week which would smash Spurs’ current structure but would possibly raise a bit conflict in the dressing room too.

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