Tottenham in talks to sign Welshman Gareth Bale
According to reports Tottenham Hotspur is in talks to re-sign Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, and are closing in on a deal for his team-mate Sergio Reguilon. The 31-year-old left Spurs to join Spanish top side Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of £85m in 2013 and has since scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles with the club.
According to his agent Jonathan Barnett, he is of the opinion that the player is more likely to return to Tottenham if the player will come back to the English Premier League. He said: “Gareth still loves Spurs,” “It’s where he wants to be.” Both Bale and left-back Reguilon had been linked with Manchester United.
Where Gareth Bale is concerned, a loan looks likeliest at the moment, although a permanent transfer has not been ruled out with Real Madrid keen to recover costs as they look to offload their highest earner. Bale’s salary is perhaps the biggest hurdle for Spurs to overcome – he still has two years left on a contract which is thought to be worth about £600,000 a week.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is currently working through the detail of the deal to see how to make it come through. Indications are Real Madrid would be willing to pay a proportion of Bale’s salary but even then he would be getting more than England and Tottenham captain Harry Kane.