According to a report from The Daily Mirror, Gareth Bale is open to extending his stay at Tottenham Hotspur but will only make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
Bale returned to Spurs on a season-long loan last summer after the North Londoners and Real Madrid decided to split his £600,000-a-week salary.
The Welshman has taken time to get going but has shown signs of coming back into form over the last few weeks.
AS reported earlier this week that Real Madrid are delighted to see Bale delivering on the pitch for Spurs as the Spanish giants are hopeful that they can get him off their wage bill next season.
However, The Mirror now claim that Bale is determined to get Madrid to pay up his £600,000-a-week salary in what will be the final year of his contract.
The winger reportedly is open to the idea of returning to Spurs but it is suggested that Madrid would either have to continue paying a portion of his wages in another loan move or make a significant pay off for the 31-year-old to leave on a permanent basis.
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A lot can change between now and the end of the season but if Bale maintains the form he has shown over the last few weeks, then one would imagine that Spurs will look to extend his stay at the club.
It goes without saying that Levy is not going to pick up the tab for Bale’s salary and that Real Madrid would have to continue subsidising a significant portion of the winger’s wages.
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