Gareth Bale looks unlikely to be handed the game time he wants at Real Madrid and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly desperate to bring him back to north London. While Bale’s trophy cabinet boasts an incredible array of titles from his time at Real, his playing time has somewhat stalled in recent years.
The 31-year-old has helped Los Blancos to four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles along with a host of other achievements.
Despite all that, he’s struggled to win over the fans at the Bernabeu and coach Zinedine Zidane.
He featured just twice after the season restarted and he even requested to be left at home for the Champions League clash against Manchester City as he didn’t think he would get on the pitch.
He has often been spotted looking shocked and stunned at Zidane when being left on the bench in matches.
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His soured relationship with the Real boss has led to speculation linking him with a move away this summer.
And Deportes Cuatro report a move back to Tottenham could well be on the cards with Mourinho eager to sign the winger.
Mourinho has a long-standing interest in signing Bale, dating back to his time as Manchester United manager.
The Wales international has two years left on his contract and Real would reportedly be willing to listen to offers.
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But Bale has already seemingly made up his mind that he will see out his contract at Real.
The Welshman’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, stated last month that Bale that not many clubs would be able to afford the winger.
“Gareth is fine. He has two years left on his contract,” he told BBC Sport.
“It’s a great loss that he’s not in the Real Madrid team at the moment but he will not leave.”
He added: “He likes living in Madrid and he is going nowhere.
“He is still as good as anyone else in the team. It’s up to Zinedine Zidane.
“Of course there’s been interest but there’s hardly a club in the world which can afford him.”
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