Gareth Bale’s agent has poured cold water on the prospect of his client ever returning to play for Spurs.
During the January window there was speculation that a move could be in the offing, with reports appearing in the media that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had flown to Spain to try to engineer a loan deal.
However, now his agent Jonathan Barrett has downplayed any hopes that Spurs fans had that the Welshman would return to the club he left for Madrid in 2013 in what, at the time, was a world record transfer of £85 million saying “let’s be realistic: for most clubs he is out of their league, financially”.
Bale, despite his current difficulties with his manager at Real, Zinedine Zidane, still has two and a half years left on his current deal at the club, and, if he is to move, will more likely opt for a new challenge, such as a switch to the Chinese Super League or the MLS.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.