Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that Gareth Bale is unlikely to return to Tottenham next season after his comments about his future last Sunday.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Bale’s future over the last few months, with contradictory claims (Daily Mail and AS) being made about the possibility of the forward re-signing for Tottenham.
Bale’s comments after his brace against Leicester certainly did nothing to diminish the rumours, with the Welshman admitting after the 4-2 win that he had already made a decision on his future but that it would ’cause chaos’ if he revealed what it was.
Some reports from Spain have even claimed that the 31-year-old could hang up his boots after the European Championship but the Wales international’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, was quick to squash those rumours.
Agbonlahor believes that Bale’s ‘chaos’ comments likely mean that the forward is either going to see out the final year of his contract at Real Madrid or potentially join one of Tottenham’s Premier League rivals next season.
When asked about Bale’s remark, the former Aston Villa striker told Football Insider: “If it’s going to cause chaos, why would it be Spurs?
“I don’t know if he has a future at Real Madrid, but the way he’s talking, if it’s going to cause chaos…I don’t understand what he means by that. If it’s going to cause chaos is it one of Spurs’ big rivals?
“Or is it chaos because he’s going back to Real Madrid where they don’t want him. Maybe it’s Real Madrid. I cannot see any other club paying his wages, to be honest.”
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Contrary to what Agbonlahor is saying, Bale could have also meant that it would cause ‘chaos’ if he revealed that he wanted to return to Spurs for next season since he is still contracted to Real Madrid.
If the 31-year-old admitted he wants to move to Tottenham, it might make the North London club’s negotiations with Madrid even more difficult as it would strengthen Los Blancos’ position.
It is also possible that Bale could see out the final year of his contract at Madrid now that Zidane has left. However, one should also remember that the Welshman’s comments came before the Frenchman’s departure was official.
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