Tottenham are in talks over a sensational deal to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, according to a number of sources, including BBC Sport and Fabrizio Romano.

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.



  1. Bet Levy would love an injury prone past best Bale size band aid to stick over his utter failings in yet another window, a loan with Madrid paying the wages? Wet dream for Daniel. Another Amazon tv PR scoop and distraction so he wouldn’t need to fork out for a striker or anyone else. You can be sure if Bale came it would be on the condition Kane goes to Madrid in the summer. As for the ” Bale still loves Spurs” talk, well sorry Gaz, this ain’t the Harry’s Heros glory nights under the lights at a crackling White Hart Lane Spurs anymore….this is NFL soulless inc retractable pitch Mourinho paint dry ENIC fc. It’s not the same club bud. Smoke and mirrors.

  2. I don’t know about other supporters, but I for one am completely against the would be return of Bale be it on a loan basis or outright purchase.
    I think he would create a bad feeling in the dressing room which by all accounts is already not very good, he is injury prone and for sure past his sell by date.Had he taken a pay cut and expressed a desire “ to return to his beloved Spurs”,I would still feel the same but a lot less strongly.
    The would be purchase of Reguilon looks ok on paper but I must admit to only having heard of him very recently and not having seen him play. Why did we not buy Castagne who is playing at left back for Leicestet?He wanted to join us and would have cost less.
    Totally against loan or sale of Dele.
    Granted he has been poor last 2 injury affected seasons, but is a wonderful player if he can get back to where he was a couple of seasons ago.
    The Levy/Mourinho combine are totally destroying Tottenham.
    Mourinho reminds me of Putin;a player gets into his bad books for whatever reason and he decides to get rid, like Putin tries to eliminate his opponents in unsavoury fashion.
    Mourinho did it at Chelsea and at Man Utd and is doing so at Spurs.
    I for one and for once hope that Levy announces in true Levy style that “we did try but ran out of time (or whatever other reason or excuse) to get this one across the line”.

    • I’m with you. It would create an immediate hierarchy problem, not to mention, blow up the wage structure – even if RM is footing the bill.

    • I concur. PR amazon stunt, or same old misdirection to eek out the rest of the window. He’s not what the team needs. Will spend more time on treatment table.


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