Frank McAvennie has claimed that he does not expect Gareth Bale to return to Tottenham next season after the Welshman dropped a ‘transfer grenade’ on Sunday.
After coming on from the bench to net a brace to help Tottenham to a 4-2 win over Leicester, Bale made a rather bizarre admission to the media.
The 31-year-old said that he had already made a decision on his future but insisted that it would create chaos if he revealed what the decision was.
There continues to be plenty of speculation over whether the Wales international could return to Spurs for next season.
Some sources from Spain have even suggested that the forward is thinking about hanging up his boots after the European Championship, a claim that has since been rubbished by Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett.
McAvennie insisted that Bale has been under-utilised by Tottenham this season and asserted that the chances of him returning to North London next season are minimal.
The former West Ham United striker told Football Insider: “Bale isn’t coming back.
“Why has he not been playing the whole time? I don’t get that. He said something strange at the weekend.
“He was on about causing chaos by talking about his future before the Euros. That’s brilliant.
“Just flinging that in, he dropped a transfer grenade and ran out the room. I like that. I just don’t get why he hasn’t played more this season.
“It would be a surprise to see him back next year.”
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It is very difficult to say what exactly Bale meant by his comments on Sunday. I personally took it to mean that he has decided that he wants to return to Spurs if the club want him back but he would get into trouble if he made his desire public since Real Madrid still own him. However, his comments could have just as easily meant the opposite.
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