Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale has come in for heavy criticism since the turn of the year.
The Welsh international has endured a torrid past few months with a barren run of eight games without a goal coinciding with Real Madrid’s on-field struggles.
After helping the club win two major trophies last season with winning goals in each final, Bale is now the villain in Madrid – or at least in the eyes of Spanish paper Marca who have continued to blast him.
As a result, the 25-year-old’s future has been portrayed as uncertain in some sectors of the media and the Mirror claims he would be willing to make an astonishing return to the Premier League if the offer is right.
“Gareth Bale is torn over how much longer he will remain in Spain. Sunday Mirror Sport understands Bale, 25, is prepared to spend another year at the Bernabeu to try to win over the doubters - but would be willing to come back to the Premier League if the right offer arrives,” the report states.
Who could potentially prise Gareth Bale away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite leaving Spurs for the chance to win titles galore in the Spanish capital, the White Hart Lane crowd undoubtedly still hold him close to heart and would welcome him back with open arms.
However, realistically the North Londoners are not in the running due to his likely huge asking price and current wages which possibly rank among Madrid’s top earners behind superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
It’s worth taking into account that the former Southampton academy product was president Florentino Perez’s long-standing target, and his potential price-tag would reflect that.
Manchester United, as per the Mirror, have been credited with an interest and owing to Financial Fair Play the Red Devils are arguably the only side who could afford to bring him back to the English top flight.