What Gareth Bale once said about signing for Tottenham Hotspur again

Gareth Bale stands dejected as players from Hungary celebrate at the final whistle following the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between Hungary and Wales at Groupama Arena on June 11, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur may well be the only English option for Gareth Bale now.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale during last training session before the match of Liga Spanish against Eibar in Madrid, Spain, on 23 November 2018.

Gareth Bale needs to remember what he said about a potential Tottenham Hotspur return back in 2014 now, as the Real Madrid’s man’s options shorten even further.

The London Evening Standard have suggested that Manchester United have dropped out of the race for Bale, which leaves Spurs as his only viable English option.

The Daily Mail have suggested that Tottenham are keen on Bale, but they simply cannot afford his wages right now.

Bale is on a £600,000-a-week contract at Madrid, which is proving to be very problematic in any transfer.

 

Bale is currently said by the Mail to be tempted to stick it out at Madrid, but he should remember what he said about Tottenham a year after he left, as he needs to get his career back on track.

“Tottenham will always have a place in my heart. I hope the fans still love me even though I’ve moved on," he told the London Evening Standard five years ago

“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.”

Gareth Bale stands dejected as players from Hungary celebrate at the final whistle following the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between Hungary and Wales at Groupama Arena on June 11, 2019 in...

Bale’s comments prove that he really did love his time at Tottenham, and it is a long while since he’s had the support of the fans.

The Spurs crowd idolised Bale during his time at White Hart Lane, and he would return a hero.

Bale’s recent performances for Wales show just how badly not playing for Madrid has impacted on his game, as he was a shadow of his former self.

And if Bale does want to rescue his career, he needs to seriously think about taking a pay cut to go back to Spurs, where he would be cherished again.

Wales' forward Gareth Bale kicks the ball during during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier Group E football match Hungary against Wales on June 11, 2019 in Budapest. (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK

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