According to Eurosport, Tottenham Hotspur would like to extend Gareth Bale’s stay at the club beyond the end of the season.
Bale has not hit the expected heights since returning to Spurs on loan in the summer, with the Welshman having made just a single start in the Premier League for Jose Mourinho’s side to date.
The 31-year-old is currently sidelined with a calf problem and has not featured since Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Stoke City in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal last month.
Despite his issues with fitness and form, Eurosport claim that Tottenham believe that Bale has been a welcome addition to the squad as he has been good for morale in the dressing room.
The report suggests that Mourinho and his coaching staff like having the wide man at the club and believe that he is going to improve in terms of fitness and sharpness as the season progresses.
Real Madrid are said to be hopeful that they can sell Bale on a permanent basis this summer so that they can get his salary off their wage bill and potentially clear the way for a move for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.
However, it is said that Daniel Levy would prefer another year-long loan agreement next summer rather than a permanent deal for the Welsh international.
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There is no chance that Tottenham are going to sign Bale permanently next summer and cover his entire wages. Given Real Madrid’s apparent keenness to ensure that he does not return to the Spanish capital, I suspect Levy could pull off another year-long loan agreement which will take Bale to end of his current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. A lot will depend on how the 31-year-old performs from now until the end of the season.
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