Tottenham could have the chance to re-sign Gareth Bale permanently for just €15m, according to a report.
Bale seems to have rediscovered his love for football since returning to Tottenham on loan from Real Madrid. He had come under a lot of pressure during the last few years in Spain, and was criticised for his apparent preference for playing golf rather than playing for Madrid.
Therefore, as his role in the team became less significant, the La Liga champions were happy to let him leave in the summer. However, the financial aspects of any deal for the former most expensive player in the world meant it had to be a loan.
His former club Tottenham took advantage and brought him back to the Premier League in a double deal that also saw them sign Sergio Reguilon – who has noticed an instant improvement in Bale’s mood.
“He seems different to me,” Reguilon told Cadena Ser recently. “The language is everything for him.
“He speaks Spanish well, it’s not bad, a bit like me in English, but communication, the habits, mean he’s happier in England. I have no idea if he’ll return (to Madrid).”
The Wales winger recently scored his first goal since returning to north London. Long before that, though, he was already saying how good he felt to be back enjoying his football.
“It is amazing,” he said after his first start since re-joining. “It is a big reason why I play well and why I came back.
“You want to be loved and appreciated. I will give everything for this shirt.”
Real Madrid set asking price for Bale
However, by the end of the season, Bale’s future will be up for question again. With his contract at Real Madrid expiring in 2022, he may have to seek a permanent exit.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Spurs may have a chance to benefit. The Spanish outlet claims they could sign Bale for as little as €15m.
Jose Mourinho will be keen to keep hold of Bale on a permanent basis after being impressed by his early season form. And Madrid’s desire to get Bale’s wages off the books could help.
Therefore, Bale’s return to Tottenham could be more than just a temporary solution.