According to Sportsmail, Tottenham Hotspur have the first refusal to re-sign Gareth Bale on another one-season loan deal with Real Madrid, and chairman Daniel Levy will offer the club’s next permanent manager the opportunity to do so.
The Welsh international managed a hat-trick in Sheffield United’s 4-0 demolition on Sunday, bringing his tally to nine Premier League goals since arriving this summer.
Bale has now scored 14 goals and assisted seven more in all competitions, and Spurs believe a second loan deal would benefit them.
Although it would cost them around £ 12million more in salary to have the 31-year-old for another campaign as he pays £ 240,000 a week from his salary in Madrid, Tottenham believe the deal has more than meaning that the cost of signing a direct replacement will incur.
Bale will now look to prove he is capable of helping them earn silverware next season and return to being a top-four in the last four Premier League games of the campaign.
Interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason trusts the veteran winger to deliver after the failure of licensee Jose Mourinho, and he rewarded the confidence with arguably his best performance in a Lilywhites shirt since his return.
The North Londoners missed the chance to win their first piece of silverware since 2008 a week ago, and Bale will look to make changes next season if given a chance to come back for another loan.
They face Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aston Villa and Leicester City in their last four Premier League games of the campaign, and picking up the 12 points could propel them into the top four if other results work in their favor.
The Madrid player will become more attached to the fans if he plays a significant role in realizing Tottenham’s slim Champions League hopes.
In other news, the 29-year-old has become a strong candidate to succeed Mourinho at Spurs.