All of a sudden, Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham seems a real possibility.
Talks are on according to BBC Sport, and the Real Madrid superstar is reportedly keen to re-sign with the north Londoners on loan, with his wages to be split between the two clubs.
Twitter exploded last night as the rumours gathered pace, and it seems the Welshman could genuinely be about to return to the Premier League.
Bale, of course, left Tottenham back in 2013 to sign for Real for a reported £85 million – which was a world record fee at the time.
He’s been a major success at Real in terms of trophies won, but his injury record has not been great, and Zinedine Zidane just doesn’t seem keen to play him.
With speculation mounting about a return to Spurs, there is one man that might just be slightly fearful.
Erik Lamela was one player brought in by Tottenham using Bale’s transfer fee, and ironically he could be the first to struggle as a result of any move to bring him back.
TBR’s View – Lamela future would be thrown into doubt
Lamela is well liked by a section of Tottenham supporters, but he doesn’t do it for everyone.
At the moment, he isn’t a regular in the side, and Bale signing would only make minutes more difficult to come by.
Bale operates in similar positions to £80,000-a-week star Lamela (Spotrac) and is also, obviously, left-footed.
Bale would undoubtedly get the nod to play ahead of the Argentine, and a season on the bench would do him no favours at all