This week Fry has exclusively told Football FanCast that Tottenham would struggle to finance a deal for the 31-year-old superstar even if they wanted to:
“I think two things could stop that – the enormous amount of money he’s on, either Bale himself will have to waiver that, or Real Madrid will have to give him a big pay off to go on a free transfer. And I don’t think Tottenham will pay his wages, and I don’t think Madrid will contribute largely to giving him a free transfer.
“So there is a big problem there and he might have to stay at Real Madrid for a year without kicking a ball, which will be a shame.
“But if anyone can do a deal, Levy can because he’s got a willing player that wants to come. But the only outcome I can see on that is possibly another loan and for Tottenham to pay a substantial amount of his wages, they won’t pay it all.”
The 90-cap ace fell dramatically out of favour in the Spanish capital under Zinedine Zidane and it remains to be seen whether bridges can be built to resurrect his trophy-laden career with Los Blancos.
Will Gareth Bale come back next season?
There’s no doubt having arrived with such fanfare last summer, the transfer hasn’t quite materialised as the club or player would’ve envisaged.
That said, were a deal to be done on reasonable terms, the Welshman could remain a worthwhile signing to bolster Jose Mourinho’s squad at the very least having shown the peak of his powers on occasion.