We relayed a story from Alasdair Gold’s Football.London earlier today which said that Spurs were pushing hard for a loan deal – with Gold admitting that Jose Mourinho’s side would need help from Madrid to make the switch possible.
And now, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett, who has previously laughed off the possibility of the Welshman moving back to north London in previous windows, has spoken publicly about the winger’s love for Tottenham and said that it’s where he wants to be.
Barnett told BBC Sport Wales: “Gareth still loves Spurs, it’s where he wants to be.”
The 31-year-old left Tottenham seven years ago and has won multiple trophies in the Spanish capital – including four Champions League titles – but his relationship with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been at breaking point for a while – echoed by the fact he featured just twice for the La Liga champions post-lockdown, playing just 100 minutes in total.
BBC Sport believe that a loan deal looks the likeliest outcome, although a permanent transfer isn’t completely off the cards, although Spurs must find a way around Bale’s £600,000 per week wages.