It has been six years since Tottenham sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a world-record fee of around £86m back in 2013 (BBC).
The Welsh wizard has since scored 102 goals in 231 games for Los Blancos, as well as winning four Champions League trophies among other honours (Wikipedia).
However, despite this impressive record, the fans have never really taken to Bale in Madrid and Zinedine Zidane has yet again shown his distaste for the player.
The Real Madrid manager came out this week and revealed that Bale is close to a move away from the club and that he hopes he leaves as soon as possible (Standard).
When Tottenham sold Bale to Madrid, they included a buy-back option clause that would give them 72 hours to match any accepted bid from another Prem side (Standard).
Unfortunately, as it looks like Bale may finally be leaving Madrid, this clause ran out on June 30 this year, as it only existed for the length of his original contract, six years.
If Spurs want Bale back, they are going to have to do it the old fashioned way.
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