Pundit questions whether Spurs and Bale would want a reunion


Former Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Townsend has questioned whether Tottenham Hotspur will consider bringing Gareth Bale back to the club due to financial reasons.

The Real Madrid attacker’s future in Spain looks to be in doubt after the Welshman ended the season as an unused substitute for the 2-0 home loss to Real Betis.

Bale still has three years to run on his existing deal with Los Blancos which is worth a staggering £55million to the player (BBC).

His hefty salary is likely to cause issues for any club who is potentially interested in securing his services and was recently linked with a potential loan move to Spurs (The Sun).

After two transfer windows of complete inactivity, Townsend seemed unsure whether Bale would want to head back to North London and whether Spurs would splash the cash.

There are also reports that Bale has no intention of leaving Madrid and did not say goodbye to his team-mates after Sunday’s loss as he fully expects to still be at the club next summer (Marca).

Townsend, who now works as a football pundit said on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday evening (8:29pm, May 5, 2019): “Would he come back to Spurs? Would they want to spend that sort of money?

“Literally having spent nothing for a couple of years, that’s like dipping your toe into a furnace all of a sudden.”


Gareth Bale’s financial situation at the current European champions represents an almost impossible task for Spurs to even consider bringing him back to the club.

It seems that Bale is intent on staying at the Bernabeu in order to earn the salary that is owed to him over the next three years.

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  1. Theres certain things people romantically forget about Bale:

    A) we weren’t that good a team with Bale, hes an individual talent
    b) hes not very creative and intelligent like Eriksen, Alli or Lamela, and he’s not as prolific as Kane or even Son over the course of a season.
    c) He refused to train for Spurs to force a move
    d) He has done nothing to cheer on Spurs since he left (although he did cheer on Arsenal a couple of seasons back, I can’t remember what it was but just remember the shock of it). He didn’t cheer on either of our two title races, our league cup final, and he didn’t even congratulate Spurs on reaching the champions league final (the greatest achievement of a club that done so much for him).

    Approaching 30, I think it would be best for us and Bale if he stayed at Real and bled them for the full 90million hes owed in wages, that he won’t get near to elsewhere. If we lose Eriksen we need intelligent creative players like Hakim Ziyech and Rodrigo De Paul.

    I think


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