Tottenham Hotspur received a then world record fee for Gareth Bale when he departed White Hart Lane for Real Madrid for £85million in 2013 (BBC).
Fast forward six years and the Welshman has won the Champions League title four time and despite his heroics in Spain he now finds himself surplus to requirements.
Manager Zinedine Zidane revealed to the press on Sunday during their tour of the USA that Bale is very close to an exit (BBC).
After the news broke, former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar took to Twitter to ask whether the 30-year-old should return to North London.
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) July 21, 2019
Sugar stopped short of giving his opinion on the matter and instead invited the opinions of his followers.
Mauricio Pochettino gave little away when asked about the future of the Real Madrid winger following Tottenham’s 3-2 win against Juventus in Singapore (Standard).
Here’s what some fans had to say in response to Sugar.
It is not even a question, it would take Tottenham Hotspur from ‘top-four contenders’ to serious ‘Premier League challengers’.
The man would be coming back as a winner, with all that experience of knowing how to get this team over the line, and it would be a statement of intent.
— Ricky Sacks ? (@RickSpur) July 21, 2019
Aside the wage problem. Has he not fallen out of love with football? Loves a golf club more.
— Jay (@JJmessiah) July 21, 2019
without a doubt yes
— ?? (@whitehartwinks) July 21, 2019
I can't see it as the wages are crazy but maybe a 2 year loan deal (with a loan fee of course) and pay half his wages if all parties agreed? Zidane might be gone in 2 seasons and he can try again at Madrid maybe?
— Scott ????️ (@Chicaned02) July 21, 2019
You should know better than most. Time has moved on. BALE has lost his legs. Better value else where. Youngsters coming though.
— Zippy (@0Zippy) July 21, 2019
If we keep Eriksen and Toby and resign Bale, spurs will win the league
— Steve Betts (@bettssteve) July 21, 2019
The reality is that Spurs can't afford his salary and Bale had refused to take a pay cut.. Spurs should be competing for the players Real want rather than the ones they don't.
— Phil (@phil_thomas1964) July 21, 2019
Also his wages would cripple our wage structure. You can't bring a player in that is on like £200k more a week than our current top players. It would be an insult to thos current top players and they wouldn't stand for that and would rightly demand closing that gap or move on
— Matt Corner (@mcorner8869) July 21, 2019
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