Report reveals if Spurs have an option to re-sign Gareth Bale for next season


According to a report in The Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are yet to begin negotiations with Real Madrid over re-signing Gareth Bale on loan next season.

Reports from Spain indicate that the Real Madrid hierarchy are pleased to see Bale pick up some form for Tottenham since the club are keen to move him on in the summer in order to get his hefty salary off their wage bill.

It was previously suggested that the 31-year-old is open to extending his stay at Spurs but will only make a decision on his future at the end of the season.

Football.London claimed last week that Tottenham have the first option to re-sign the winger on loan next season which would take him to the end of his current contract with Real Madrid.

However, The Evening Standard have now revealed that no such agreement exists between the two clubs.

The report suggests that with Spurs contributing less than half of Bale’s reported £600,000-a-week wages, the club would have to renegotiate with Real and Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett to keep him beyond the end of the season.

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Since Real Madrid seem to be desperate to get rid of Bale and the Spanish giants are unlikely to find a club willing to pay the Welshman’s entire £600,000-a-week wages, Levy could potentially be able to agree on a similar loan deal to the one he did for this season.

However, it is plausible that Madrid might push for Spurs to take up a bigger portion of the winger’s salary, particularly if he keeps up his current form until the end of the season which could complicate the negotiations.

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