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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold sheds light on reported Gareth Bale interest

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Speaking on his latest YouTube video, Alasdair Gold has been discussing all things Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the upcoming January transfer window. 

At the end of last season, Spurs saw Gareth Bale return to Real Madrid following a season-long loan back with the north London club.

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However, the Welshman has struggled to nail down any form of consistent game time since returning due to a knee injury that has seen him sidelined for the majority of the campaign (via Transfermarkt).

Bale’s contract with Madrid is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign and reports suggest there are no plans to extend his deal before its conclusion.

Reports have also emerged suggesting Spurs could be interested in bringing the 32-year-old back to north London in the summer, but speaking on the matter, Gold had the following to say.

“From what I understand, currently it’s not something Spurs are looking at. I don’t really see it. I’d love to have Bale back, and scoring 16 goals showed what he could do, but I just think in the Conte system with the pressing, with the higher demands that he has in terms of the fitness and constant movement for 95, 96 minutes on a pitch, I don’t think it suits Bale, the pressing that would be required constantly as well.”

TIF Thoughts on a Bale return…

We have mixed feelings on a potential return to north London for Gareth Bale in the summer when he becomes a free agent and a lot of these feelings stem from his frequent injury issues, which often prevent him from playing regularly.

It can be seen in black and white that the Welshman had a productive return to Spurs, despite only making 20 appearances in the Premier League having provided 11 goals in that spell, with an average of a goal every 84 minutes in the league (via Transfermarkt).

However, another issue that could potentially prevent Bale from returning is his extraordinarily high reported wages, which simply do not match the wage structure set at Spurs.

Although Gold suggests it is not a move Spurs are looking at, we are interested to see how the situation progresses given the previous between the two parties.

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