Tottenham could land former hero Gareth Bale on loan this summer, with Real Madrid looking into that prospect in order to get him off their books for next season, according to the Sun.
They report that Real are open to the prospect of a club paying £10m to get him on loan for a season, as well as contributing £250,000 of his monster wages every week.
That wage is still at the very top of Tottenham’s wage structure, as the Telegraph report top earner Harry Kane earns £200,000 a week now in north London.
But the lack of a huge transfer fee and the lack of risk associated with a one-year loan may just convince Daniel Levy to throw caution to the wind and try and bring Bale back, to add an extra dimension to this Spurs side.
The Tottenham side Bale left under Andre Villas-Boas was one the Welshman was largely carrying on his shoulders, but Mauricio Pochettino has since moulded an outstanding collective unit, who are of course now Champions League finalists.
Bale’s return would take them to another level, but it’s just a case of whether the club’s finances will stretch.
They may understandably be reluctant to spend huge money and tie Bale down to a long-term, lucrative contract given his injury record and advancing years.
But if they can get him through the door, it could signal the exit of Erik Lamela, the man who was brought in to directly replace him as a left-footer cutting in from the right – there’s certainly no comparison in the quality of the players.