Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale would rather return to Tottenham than join Manchester United this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Bale left Spurs in 2013 after making 203 appearances and scoring 55 goals, 26 of which came in his final season at White Hart Lane.
He has won the Champions League three times and La Liga once during his time at Madrid, but the Welshman is regularly linked with a return to England.
Manchester United were believed to be interested before he left Tottenham, but Bale only had eyes for Madrid.
The media in Spain seem convinced the 28-year-old will leave the La Liga champions this summer, with a return to the Premier League almost cetain.
And Spanish outlet Diario Gol reports Bale has made up his mind about his next destination – he apparently wants to rejoin Spurs.
Most Tottenham fans would welcome Bale back with open arms, and his acquisition would be a sign of real sign of ambition as Spurs move into their new stadium next season.
But it’s difficult to see a deal happening for a number of reasons. For instance, his wage demands are likely to be huge, something that isn’t likely to bother Manchester United but could be a problem for Tottenham.
What’s more, Spurs aren’t guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League. Whether they qualify could have a bearing on any move for Bale.
Diario Gol‘s report is speculative at best, so I wouldn’t read too far into it for now.