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Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Ian McGarry has issued an interesting update on Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham Hotspur.

The journalist claims that he’s had information that Bale will not be remaining at Tottneham beyond this season, either on another loan deal or on a permanent transfer.

It had previously been reported that Mourinho wanted him to stay.

McGarry was speaking with Duncan Castles about Eden Hazard’s decline at Real Madrid, and inevitably, that drew comparisons to Bale, which led to McGarry giving an update on the Welshman.

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“It’s an interesting point Duncan you raised about Gareth Bale, because our information is that he will not be loaned again to Tottenham Hotspur for next season, nor indeed will his transfer be made permanent back to his former club,” McGarry said.

Castles then gave a further update on the internal view on Bale from the training ground.

“I’m hearing that he is happy, he’s not a troublesome figure at the training ground, he’s not causing problems in the way he was doing at Real Madrid. It’s not a question of a difficult attitude. What I am hearing is that the level of performance of level at the training ground isn’t impressive and people feel that he is not putting in sufficient effort on the training ground to fight his way into the team.”

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This is actually quite sad to hear.

Bale’s homecoming at Tottenham hasn’t quite been the fairytale we all hoped it would be, and the fact that he’s not impressing on the training ground is disheartening.

This is a player who is undoubtedly one of the talents of his generation, and the fact that he’s in this situation is a massive shame.

Bale is only 31, he should be in his prime at this point, but instead it looks as though he’s declining and that decline doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon.

Sadly, it seems as though Bale won’t be staying at Tottenham beyond this season

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