REVEALED: Tottenham have first refusal to re-sign Gareth Bale on new Real Madrid loan deal, with Daniel Levy set to offer new Spurs boss the chance to keep Welshman for another year
- Gareth Bale set to return to Real Madrid next month when loan deal expires
- The Welshman scored a hat-trick on Sunday against Sheffield United
- Spurs seek new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho last month
- The appointee will be offered the option to extend Bale’s loan period
Tottenham president Daniel Levy will present the club’s next manager with the possibility of re-signing Gareth Bale for the 2021-22 season.
Bale is set to return to Real Madrid next month when his current loan deal with Spurs expires, but there is a growing feeling that a second loan deal would benefit the club in what will likely be a transitional season.
There is also a feeling that another move for the Welshman would make financial sense given the costs associated with his replacement.
Spurs could extend Gareth Bale loan for another year when they find new boss
When they replace goalie Ryan Mason, Daniel Levy should offer the option to keep Bale
By tying Bale’s return last summer, Tottenham got the first option for a second loan deal of a season, meaning the London club can effectively extend the deal to the next period on the same terms. Spurs are paying around £ 240,000 a week from his contract with Real Madrid.
It is understood, however, that Spurs cannot simply activate the option and that such a deal would require Bale’s agreement.
After a disappointing first half of the season, Bale has shown flashes of his best form in recent months, his hat-trick against Sheffield United on Sunday bringing his season tally to 14 making him the club’s third-highest scorer behind Harry Kane and Son Heung . -min.
He has managed to change the perception of many Spurs who feared the decision to bring Bale back to the club was doomed with a series of impressive exhibitions in recent weeks.
The Welsh striker notched a hat-trick on Sunday but is expected to return to Real Madrid next month
Bale and Jose Mourinho failed to gel before the Portuguese boss was sacked last month
It seems unlikely that Bale will play a significant role for Real next season, meaning the Spanish club will likely sanction another loan deal to offload at least part of his salary.
And while it would cost Spurs around £ 12million in wages to trigger a second loan, it would likely cost Tottenham a lot more to sign a like-for-like replacement in the transfer market, a factor Levy will be perfectly fine with. aware.
The prospect of Bale joining another Premier League club on loan and succeeding is also a scenario Tottenham will want to avoid.