Reports: Spurs Interested in Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10141812cg)

It has been clear for the past several months that Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hasn’t been happy in the Spanish capital. Ever since Zinedine Zidane returned to coach Los Blancos, his desire to leave has gotten clearer.

News broke on Tuesday (the attacker’s 30th birthday) that the Welshman has a suitor and that he could find his way out of La Liga.

It appears that Bale’s former club, Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League, could be interested in making a move for him. The speculation was stoked even more when the club posted a compilation of his best five goals with the North London club in celebration of his birthday.

Since joining the Madrid club in 2013, Bale has put up monstrous numbers including 102 goals and 65 assists in 231 games. Despite injury problems and a tenuous relationship with the demanding Real Madrid fanbase, it’s undeniable that he’s been a key part of a team that has won three Champions League titles during his tenure there.

If Bale wants to return to Tottenham, he will reportedly have to make a sacrifice. The London club is unwilling to pay Bale his annual 15€ million salary and expects him to reduce his wage up to 50% if he wants to go back to play for Spurs.

Now, the ball is in Bale’s court. Either he’ll have to look for another suitor or decide to rejoin a club where he was beloved.