Tottenham Hotspur have considered attempting to sign Gareth Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Firstly, Spanish outlet Diario AS (via Football Espana) claimed Spurs launched a loan bid for Bale last summer when Zinedine Zidane was still Madrid manager, but a deal failed to materialise.
Now, the newspaper AS reports Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy recently raised the possibility of taking Bale on loan for the 2019/20 season.
It is believed Bale was not on good terms with Zidane at the end of last term, and now with Zidane back at the club Bale could be let go this summer.
However, AS claims Levy’s proposal did not make it to the Madrid board as it was deemed unrealistic.
Earlier this week, we relayed reports suggesting Madrid could attempt to offer Bale in part exchange for Christian Eriksen this summer.
Bale’s wages are repeatedly referenced as a reason Tottenham will not be able to launch their former player back to north London this summer.
With that in mind, a loan would make more sense if Spurs can convince Madrid to continue paying part of Bale’s salary.
It’s still unlikely, but the majority of Tottenham fans will be willing it to happen.