Throw back to when Gareth Bale said: ‘I love Spurs fans – I could come back one day’

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have yet to purchase a player in this year’s summer transfer window, taking their signing drought to over 16 months.

However, Spurs will surely reinvest in the squad this season after reaching the Champions League final and achieving a top four spot in the Prem last time out.

One man who has been linked with Tottenham virtually since the day he left for Real Madrid is Welsh wizard Gareth Bale.

Bale is enduring a torrid time in Spain at the moment, with the fans on his back, but the Daily Mail report he plans to stick it out at Real.

While Man United were said to be interested in signing the winger, the Evening Standard now say that the Red Devils have withdrawn their interest.

The Mail claim that while Spurs are interested in reuniting with their ex-player, the wages are too big a sticking point.

However, Spurs fans should never say never, as we look back on Bale’s 2014 comments after leaving Spurs.

He said (Standard): “Tottenham will always have a place in my heart. I hope the fans still love me even though I’ve moved on.

“I love Spurs fans; you never know, I could come back one day.

“From the moment Madrid put the offer in it was difficult. [Tottenham] was somewhere I felt so comfortable and so happy.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would love more than anything to see Gareth Bale backin a Spurs shirt, but Tottenham must be sensible. While the nostalgia would be great for the fans and Bale is still a world class talent, an array of conditions would have to be met to see a return. Bale would have to want an exit, Poch would have to desire a move for him, Bale would have to take a huge wage cut, and Madrid would have to sell him on the cheap. This is all very unlikely, but who knows, perhaps we could see a Bale return at some point before he retires.

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