Report reveals how Gareth Bale responded to Man United approach amidst Spurs links

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Marca have now provided an update on Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Tottenham Hotspur, which is continuing to dominate the headlines.

Previous reports indicated that Tottenham would agree to cover half of Bale’s £600,000 a week wages to sign him on a season-long loan deal (The Athletic), but a permanent transfer is also said to be a possibility (Football Insider).

Marca now reveal that the deal being negotiated by Spurs for the Welshman is a loan deal that would see the Lilywhites cover the entirety of Bale’s wages.

While Tottenham will pay Bale’s full salary over the course of his season-loan loan, Real Madrid will reportedly pay out the bonuses stipulated in his contract.

The report alleges that the 31-year-old is keen to get regular football under his belt ahead of the European Championship next summer.

It is revealed that despite Manchester United’s advances, Bale made it clear that he would prefer a return to North London this transfer window.

Spurs Web Opinion

The only way I see us paying his full wages is by potentially paying him a significant portion of his salary as a signing-on fee and then paying him around £200,000 a week. Given that there is no loan fee involved, I Levy trying to work out such a deal.

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