Report: Club hoping that Daniel Levy buys player off them next summer

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in Spanish publication AS (as relayed by Sport Witness), Real Madrid are hoping that Daniel Levy will complete a permeant deal for Gareth Bale next summer.

Bale joined Spurs on a season-long loan deal, with reports indicating that Spurs have an option to extend the loan deal by another year, to take it into the summer of 2022 when his contract with Real Madrid runs out (Football.London).

The Welshman’s agent, Jonathan Barnett previously admitted that the 31-year-old would prefer not to return to the Spanish capital at the end of the season (BBC Sport).

Bale himself recently said that it is nice to be back at a club where he is loved again, which suggests that a possible return to Madrid may not appeal to him.

If AS are to be believed, Real Madrid are not keen on taking Bale back either. The Spanish giants are said to have looked at Bale’s loan to Spurs as an investment in the hope that the North Londoners will sign him permanently next summer.

The Spanish giants, who are continuing to pay a substantial portion of Bale’s salary, are said to be desperate to get the winger off their wage bill so that they can move for transfer targets next summer.

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If Tottenham do have the option of extending Bale’s loan deal by another year, which some reports indicate that they do, then there is no incentive for the North Londoners to sign Bale permanently next summer, given that he would be a free agent anyway in the summer of 2022. The best Real Madrid can probably hope for is that Bale does really well at Spurs this season, potentially sparking a bidding war for him next summer. Hopefully, Bale makes it clear that he would like to stay at Tottenham.

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