Gareth Bale would be “very open” to returning to Tottenham this summer and would be willing to accept a pay-cut to re-join the Londoners, according to the Independent.
The Welshman joined Real Madrid from Spurs in the summer of 2013 for a then-record fee of £85 million – he has won La Liga and four Champions League titles in five seasons since moving to Spain.
Despite his success, Bale has been linked with a return to England ever since he joined Madrid, with Manchester United often being mooted as his most likely destination.
Reports earlier this week suggested Tottenham’s chances of re-signing Bale this summer are slim because of the 28-year-old’s huge salary.
However, the Independent now claims Bale would be interested in returning to Spurs – he’d even be willing to relax his financial demands in order play for his former club once again.
If true, the news will be music to the ears of most Tottenham fans, who are longing for the return of one of the best players in the club’s modern era.
However, there is a good chance the report is merely speculating about Bale’s next destination following his stunning display in last week’s Champions League final.