Many Tottenham Hotspur fans have flocked to a tweet from Spurs-focused Twitter account @Daily_Hotspur which shared the reported news that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho and chairman Daniel Levy feel Gareth Bale has been a positive addition to the Lilywhites’ squad and are willing to extend his loan stay.
Bale rejoined the north London club on a season-long loan from Real Madrid back in September. He’s made 11 appearances for Mourinho’s side since making the move back to Spurs on loan, just four of which have come in the Premier League, scoring three goals in all competitions.
The Wales international has been sidelined due to a couple of different injury issues this term, with a knee injury keeping him out of action earlier on this season and a calf problem putting him on the sidelines at present.
Despite that, however, per Eurosport journalist Dean Jones, Mourinho and Levy are pleased with what the Welshman has brought to the Lilywhites this term, with ‘sources’ indicating that he’s helped to harmonise the dressing room, and ‘it is believed they would be willing to discuss ways to open up a prolonged stay.’
So, how have these Tottenham Hotspur fans reacted to this Gareth Bale news?
Plenty of Tottenham supporters replied to this tweet to share that they don’t want to see the 31-year-old at their club beyond the end of his current deal.
“200k a week cheerleader”
“Please don’t keep Bale”
“No chance. Let him go and uses funds elsewhere. He’s finished. Doesn’t track back which you need to do in a mourinho side and looks too scared to beat a man for pace as he is worried about getting injured.”
“Love Bale but that’s 250k a week that could be paid to someone who contributes a whole lot more. Jury out but based on what’s happened so far? Seems mad.”
“A good addition when you’ve barely played him? lol. This must be a joke.”
“200k a week sicknote”
Should Spurs prolong Bale's stay?
“Nah bro 250k for a passenger why”
So, while Levy and Mourinho are reportedly happy with Bale, it seems like he has made a far worse impression on many Spurs fans since rejoining the club on loan.