Tottenham In Talks To Resign Gareth Bale From Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, says his agent.
Bale, 31, left Spurs after making over 200 appearances between 2007-2013 to join Real for a then world record £85m in 2013 and has since scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles but has been given limited playing time under Zinedine Zidane.
“Gareth still loves Spurs,” his agent Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport Wales. “It’s where he wants to be.”
Bale endured his worst season at the Spanish club in 2019-20 with only three goals in all competitions and admitted earlier this month that he would consider a return to the Premier League if Real allow him to end his stint in Spain.
The Welshman has a contract until 2022 and was set to make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League last year before the transfer was scuttled when Real made a last-minute decision to insist on a transfer fee rather than terminate his contract.
He did not feature in Madrid’s final seven league matches as they pipped Barcelona to the Liga title while he watched on from the bench.