Tottenham Hotspur seemingly won’t manage to sign Gareth Bale.
According to The Mirror, Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale isn’t keen on making a move back to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Bale, 29, was a hero for Spurs following his 2007 move from Southampton, smashing 49 goals in his final three seasons with Tottenham.
The Welshman then moved on to Real Madrid for a world-record fee in 2013, and he’s enjoyed a glittering career in the Spanish capital, winning the Champions League four times.
However, injuries have taken their toll on Bale, and amid a disappointing season and continued accusations of not integrating in Spain having failed to learn the language, he’s been linked away.
The Sun reported earlier this week that Spurs have been offered the chance to return Tottenham in a £10million loan deal, with Real keen to just get rid.
However, The Mirror claim that Bale isn’t keen on a move back to Tottenham, seemingly planning to snub any return to North London this summer.
His £600,000-a-week wages would be a concern anyway, even if Spurs were able to pay a portion of his salary, and it’s thought that Bale isn’t in a rush to quit Madrid anyway.
Bale – attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Chinese club – is thought to want a move to an ‘elite’ club to match his headline status in the world game.
That’s all well and good, but none of those clubs have reached the Champions League final like Spurs have, and after such a tumultuous relationship with the Real fans, it’s something of a surprise that Bale isn’t at least partially tempted by a move back to a fanbase that loves him.