Report: Levy asked to bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham on loan

Manager  Mauricio Pochettino (L) and chairman Daniel Levy on stage at the Tottenham Hotspur Fans Forum on December 11, 2017 in Tottenham, England.

Gareth Bale faces an uncertain future in La Liga with Real Madrid - could he really return to the Premier League with Daniel Levy's Spurs?

Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid has a word with Gareth Bale of Real Madrid before coming on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and...

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.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax at Bernabeu on March 05, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

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.

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on May 19, 2013 in London, England.

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