Spurs fans were delighted to hear this week that Daniel Levy has reportedly met with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over a potential move for Gareth Bale.
According to Spanish football expert Juanfe Sanz (speaking on El Chiringuito) (via Daily Express), the Spurs chairman has been discussing a move to bring Bale back to North London in this month’s transfer window. The 30-year-old winger left Spurs for Real Madrid in a world-record move back in 2013 and has gone on to win four Champions League titles in his time with the Galacticos.
Despite an impressive record with Madrid; scoring 104 goals in 245 appearances, the Welsh international has never really endeared himself with fans and harmed his relationship further with his infamous banner reveal following Wales’ qualification for the Euros. This season, Bale has struggled for game time; making just 10 starts for Madrid in all competitions, so it is no surprise to see him being linked with a move back to his former club.
Is Bale a realistic signing for Spurs?
Reaction from Spurs fans to the reported interest in Bale can be seen in the tweets below.
I’m on my knees…..please let this happen
— Lee Sutton (@Lee82Sutton) January 21, 2020
That’s the dream.
— James (@OldManHotspur) January 21, 2020
All will be forgiven if this happens!
— Simon Gould (@simong35) January 21, 2020
Bring @GarethBale11 home !!!!
— Micky O’Sullivan (@MickyOSullivan1) January 21, 2020
Come on Danny sort it out
— Matt Gibbons (@mdjgibbo) January 21, 2020
TIER 2 LESGOOOOOOOOOOO
— H.M.COYS7 – LoCelsoSZN (@COYSLP7v4) January 21, 2020
These Spurs fans would clearly love to see the club make a move for Bale, although some recognise that Levy wanting to pay the 30-year-old’s wages seems unlikely.
What do we think?
Bale is currently valued at £36 million by Transfermarkt but that doesn’t account for his huge wages that would surely make it so difficult for Spurs to sign him. Although he would add a lot of quality and pedigree to the Spurs squad, he is fairly injury-prone and is therefore arguably not what Spurs need this transfer window.