Tottenham Hotspur definitely have some work to do in the summer when it comes to bringing in new faces. However, they may also have to work hard to retain some of their current stars.
Gareth Bale is currently on loan for the season from Real Madrid and has been one of Tottenham’s best players over the past three weeks.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Los Blancos have a buy-back clause option for Sergio Reguilon before the summer of 2022, with the left-back being instrumental to the Spurs side this season.
In my opinion, ensuring that both of these players are still in North London at the start of the 2021/22 campaign is a must.
It is no secret that Madrid are desperate to get Bale off their wage books, so could Spurs use that to their advantage?
What if, instead of taking Bale on loan again for the 2021/22 campaign, Spurs offered to buy him permanently in the summer?
Of course, this would involve the Welshman taking a huge pay cut, but it would likely be in return for a longer contract than he currently has at Madrid. The winger would surely come cheap with just one year left on his deal, while Spurs would also avoid another loan fee.
This would pretty much come down to whether Bale really wants to stay and make a real go of it again with Spurs in the Premier League or whether he wants to secure the paycheck first and foremost.
If Spurs could agree a permanent signing for Bale, knowing how desperate Madrid are to sell, could they add in a little extra – perhaps the deletion of a certain Reguilon buy-back clause?
Is this likely? Probably not. Is it even possible? I’m not entirely sure. Would I love to see it? You bet I would!
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