2020 has been the year of the unexpected. In the latest surprise of the year, Gareth Bale could finally leave the bench at Real Madrid and wear a different white kit on the pitch.
It is one that he is all too familiar with, the white shirt of his former club, Tottenham Hotspur.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is pushing for the club to sign their former player. The Portuguese tactician publicly stated that he tried to land the winger when he was at Real.
However, Bale arrived just after Jose Mourinho left the Spanish capital.
Negotiations between the clubs started about 48 hours ago and it seems that personal terms have already been agreed between the player and his former club.
Elsewhere, Gareth Bale’s agent has reportedly confirmed that the transfer is close. While Spurs are hoping for a loan deal, Real are pushing for a permanent transfer.
The player himself has come out and said that he feels unappreciated at Real and would like to play for a team where his talent and contribution is appreciated.
What better way to gain appreciation than to join a club where you’re already a cult icon?
The two sides of the coin!
One thing is for sure, Bale will get regular game time should he sign for Spurs. Even if the clubs reach an agreement where Real pay 50% of his wages, he will become the highest-paid Spurs player ahead of Harry Kane, currently at £200,000.
Bale also has a great amount of experience and quality to bring to the team and his arrival could help Spurs push for a place in the top 4.
However, the 31-year-old is entering the twilight of his career and is also injury prone.
His career could take a further dip if he finds himself on the sidelines for too long. In addition, his wages will eat up a huge chunk of Spurs’ finances.
Given Daniel Levy’s tendency to not spend much, the move could be a disaster for Spurs or it could also be their best piece of business in years. So, it’s better to take a risk by signing a four-time Champions League winner (not by bench-warming) than regretting about the what-ifs later.
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