Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Real Madrid ready to make Gareth Bale loan permanent
The Welsh international had been relegated to the substitutes bench many times since joining Spurs on loan in September, but shone in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Burnley.
He scored a brace and set Harry Kane up for the second goal of the game, a timely reminder of his unmistakable quality after a frustrating spell on the sidelines.
This winning contribution has encouraged Los Blancos in their efforts to move Bale permanently, as they hope to secure a deal with Tottenham at the end of the season, according to The Express.
At this point Bale will still have a year on his contract at the Bernabeu, where his £ 600,000-a-week salary has proven to be a drain on resources in recent years.
Real wants to get rid of high incomes and other marginal players in order to help finance an offer for Paris Saint Germainby Kylian Mbappé.
They would be delighted to move on to Bale, who has had a strained relationship with Zinedine Zidane since returning to the club for a second term as manager in March 2019.
Bale’s focus and commitment have been publicly called into question as one of the team’s former stars had to settle for a place on the bench and only made 16 La Liga appearances last season.
It was hoped that a return to Tottenham, where he had originally established himself as a world-class talent, would help reinvigorate his career.
After a rocky start to life at Spurs, Bale became a fan favorite towards the end of his first stint with the club, scoring 26 goals and being named PFA Player of the Year in his final season.
This exceptional form convinced Real to sign him for £ 85million and he won four Champions League titles in his first five years in Spain.
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