Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy asked to bring Gareth Bale back to North London in a sensational loan deal, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has told AS on Wednesday morning.
Bale has endured a miserable season at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring just 13 goals in all competitions and being booed by supporters in a recent Classico defeat at home to bitter rivals Barcelona.
And the return of Zinedine Zidane as Los Blancos boss doesn’t bode well. The Welshman famously struggled for starts under Zidane during his two-and-a-half years in the dugout and started each of Real’s last two Champions League final triumphs on the bench.
Writing in AS, Balague has indicated that Zidane, who has apparently been given full control over recruitment, plans to get rid of Real’s number 11. Though it will not be easy for Madrid to find a club willing to meet their £65 million asking price for an injury prone player who will turn 30 this year.
Though Balague believes that Levy hatched an ‘ingenious idea’. He wanted to bring Bale back to Spurs on a season-long loan, though the North London outfit are willing to pay only part of his wages.
Balague points out that the deal is not exactly likely, however, suggesting that Bale might not jump at the idea to return to a club who appear to be in danger of missing out on the Premier League’s top four. It remains to be seen, however, whether Real will consider letting Bale return to where he started.
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