Could Tottenham Hotspur be reunited with Gareth Bale?
Gareth Bale rose to prominence with Tottenham Hotspur during his five-year stint at White Hart Lane. Although his career at Spurs didnít start well, he was one of the best players in the Premier League by the time it finished. The anticipation for Tottenham Hotspurís first Champions League Final appearance is growing. Supporters can visit 3bonuscode.co.uk to wager on the tournament final and predict the outcome of the match.
Highs and Lows of Football
Since leaving Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013, Bale has hit many highs. He has won one La Liga title and four Champions League trophies. Yet, the 2018-19 season was Baleís lowest point at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Welshman was regularly booed by his home supporters and even left the Bernabeu early after being hooked before full-time during a January Real Madrid loss.
Bale scored just 14 goals in 42 matches in all competitions. It was his lowest mark in a season in which he played over 30 games for Los Blancos.
According to Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon, Bale will not be a Real Madrid player next season. The club is preparing to clear out squad members and provide manager Zinedine Zidane with a fresh batch of stars capable of challenging for the Spanish crown.
Zidaneís return is one reason Bale is headed out of Madrid. The manager returned to the helm of Real Madrid less than one year after stepping down as boss. Zidane and Bale didnít have the best of relationships prior to his return. It is certain not to have got better in the months since the Frenchman took over the reins once more.
Transfer Stumbling Blocks
Baleís wages at Real Madrid are a problem and could be the reason a transfer away doesnít occur. There are a finite number of clubs that can land Bale due to his salary and Tottenham are not one that is willing to pay. Baleís salary was Real Madridís highest in 2018-19 at £350,000 per week. In comparison, Tottenhamís highest paid player, Harry Kane, earned £200,000 a week this season.
Amazingly, Real Madrid are considering releasing Bale from his contract. Due to the amount of money it would take another club to stump up for the Welshman, Real Madrid feel it would be to their advantage to let Bale leave for free.
While it may seem ridiculous that Bale would be let go, there are few clubs willing to pay the often injured 29-year-old the same amount of money and a transfer fee. If Spurs could sign Bale on a free transfer, they would need to lower his wages. Not only would they struggle to afford it, but it could make for issues with other stars.
Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester United and Chelsea are also linked with Bale. These teams could not only cover a transfer fee estimated to be around £87m, but they could cover Baleís salary demands.
Would other transfer targets benefit Spurs more than to retread a path they have already be down? Baleís return to Tottenham, so far, is just a pipe dream. Although he can still be a world-class player on his day, there is belief Spurs have moved on from the Welshman.
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