Ryan Mason has insisted that Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is something to be discussed at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old returned to north London last summer on a one-season loan deal with Real Madrid in a media frenzy, but his season under Jose Mourinho was somewhat of an anti-climax.
After starting the Carabao Cup final on the substitutes bench, Mason called the Welshman back in his starting XI to face Sheffield United and was the peerless player at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after securing a hat-trick.
Mason was asked after the game if having a happy Bale seeing him spent a second season at the club, with the acting boss quickly stepping back from any decisions.
Bale is out of contract with the Spanish giants at the end of next season with Football, with London claiming in September that Spurs have the option of extending the loan deal.
Mason told Football.London when asked if a happy Gareth Bale means he will stay next season: “I think it’s a conversation at the end of the season between Gareth, the club and his club. parent, our main focus and priority should be the next game. It sounds cliché but it is true. I’m glad he’s happy, he should be because he has another match ball to add to the collection. It was also a great performance.
He added when asked if it was easier to persuade him to stay: “I think the decision for now and the priority is that Gareth is ready to train and he’s happy in training. . We have another big week of training because we have a huge game next weekend and hopefully we can have a happy Gareth next weekend.