Tottenham Hotspur and Gareth Bale obviously have a long history, with the Welshman having played six seasons in North London earlier in his career.
He made the switch from England to Spain and Real Madrid back in 2013, and has won a host of trophies since then, including four Champions League titles.
He scored 55 goals in 203 games for Tottenham, although he originally played at left-back, followed by 102 goals in 231 games so far for Los Blancos (Wikipedia).
However, for some reason, despite being a hero in North London, the fans in Madrid have never really taken to the Welsh Wizard, which is perhaps why a move to China seemed to be on the table.
The Guardian report that although Bale had been expected to join Chinese side, Jiangsu Suning, this week on a three-year big-money deal, the move has now fallen through.
The article goes on to say that Bale will likely now spend another season at Real Madrid.
However, The Express did report earlier this month that Spurs made contact with Madrid over Gareth Bale this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Spurs should go back in and test the water again. If Eriksen is leaving on a free next year anyway, try and set up a Bale/Eriksen swap deal. Ultimately, it comes down to whether Gareth will accept a pay drop to play first-team football and be adored again.
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