The Evening Standard have claimed that Tottenham would have to re-negotiate a deal with Real Madrid if they want to bring Gareth Bale back to the club next season.
Bale ended his season-long loan spell at Spurs in style, netting a brace as Ryan Mason’s men came from behind twice to beat Leicester 4-2.
The win guaranteed Tottenham entry into the inaugural edition of the Europa Conference League and ensured that they finished ahead of their North London rivals yet again.
After the game, Bale admitted that he has made a decision regarding his future but refused to reveal what it was, insisting that it would “cause chaos” if he did so.
Previous sources had suggested that Spurs had the option of re-signing the 31-year-old another loan deal on the same terms.
However, according to a report in The Evening Standard, no such option exists, and Tottenham have to re-negotiate a deal with Real Madrid to re-sign the forward.
Bale is said to have flown back to Madrid on Sunday night and will spend some time in the city with his family before joining up with the Wales squad for the European Championship.
The report reveals that Daniel Levy is open to extending Bale’s stay at the club but the decision will be left to the new manager.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is as yet unclear whether Spurs do have the option of extending Bale’s loan deal, with some making contradictory claims on the matter. I suspect that we do have an option as I do not see how else Bale could say that he has made a decision on his future. I do not see him wanting to return to Madrid now that it seems like Zidane is set to stay.
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