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Darren Bent suggests Liverpool could look to sign on-loan Tottenham star Gareth Bale this summer

Gareth Bale is said to have returned to Spain after a season-long loan with Tottenham Hotspur – and gave no clue over his future, stating he is focusing on Euro 2020 with Wales. But the Welshman could be eyed by Liverpool in the coming months, according to ex-Spurs striker Darren Bent.

Bale, 31, took his tally to 16 goals with a brace against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon as Spurs scraped into European football – albeit the Europa Conference League. Now, Bale’s season-long loan has come to an end and he will return to Madrid – where has he has a year left on his deal.

Reports claim that Tottenham do have the option to extend that loan by a further season – but Bale stated after the win over Leicester that he has already made a decision, but that that decision will remain a secret because it will cause “chaos”. Bent says he could see Liverpool considering him.

“Bale, with the wages he’s on, is going to have to take a massive cut,” Bent told TalkSPORT on Tuesday, as per the Liverpool Echo. “Man City wouldn’t (sign him), Man United probably wouldn’t. Liverpool? Potentially they may be in for Bale.”

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TBR’s view – Bale will not be joining Liverpool this summer

Even if Liverpool need cover or a replacement for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, there is next-to-no chance that Bale will be at Anfield next season. The obvious moves are, remaining at Madrid for another season, rejoining Tottenham on loan – or, as some reports claim, possible early retirement.

But there is no chance Bale would join Liverpool. Even if the Reds wanted him, their wage structure would probably prevent a permanent move and Liverpool are hardly going to get him on loan. It is Spurs, Madrid – a move to China or another similar league – or retirement.

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