After getting off to a rather slow start following his return to Tottenham, suffering a number of injury setbacks and scoring just once over his first seven Premier League appearances this season, Bale appears to have burst into life in recent weeks, scoring four goals and providing two assists over his last four league fixtures.
The £18 million-rated 31-year-old has also recently impressed in the Europa League, scoring three goals and providing one assist over his last three European appearances prior to last night’s victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
And, the Welshman was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano appeared to pave the way for Tottenham to make a move for the forward once again this summer.
He said: “What we can add is that Real Madrid are totally open to selling Gareth Bale. It’s a simple loan to Tottenham, but Real Madrid hope that Tottenham will decide to keep the player, or to try for another loan, or to sign him – but Real Madrid are totally open.
“They are planning without Gareth Bale. So, for Tottenham the situation is open, but it’s up to the player. As we said some weeks ago, they were not happy with him. Now, he’s changing, he’s improving – they want these kinds of performances from Gareth Bale until the end of the season, so it’s up to the player.”
Should Spurs resign Bale this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Gareth Bale…
Despite the fact that Bale does appear to have upped his game in recent weeks, in our opinion, the forward has still not quite proven worth the £240,000 per week Spurs are reported to be paying him.
So, if Bale can maintain his current level of performance until the end of the season, or even improve on it, then perhaps an argument could be had as to whether his salary would be worth the cost of paying for another year.