Marca have an interesting report on the potential Gareth Bale return to Tottenham Hotspur story. It was reported by The Sun that Real Madrid had offered Bale back to Spurs. The deal would reportedly be worth £10 million and Spurs would need to pay him £250,000-a-week of his current Real wages.
There have been plenty of subsequent reports. However, Marca are often in the know with Los Merengues. They are reporting that this deal is possible, but it is considered a ‘last option’.
Essentially, if they cannot find someone willing to buy Bale outright or pay a hefty chunk of his wages for a loan deal, then they may make this offer to Tottenham.
So what should Tottenham do?
Clearly, they should move on for now and make the improvements to the squad that need to be made.
Tottenham have to improve certain areas of the pitch, such as right-back, central midfield and striker. Bale, arguably, does not fill any of those roles.
It sounds like, in a similar way to how Harry Redknapp secured Rafael van der Vaart a few years back, that Bale will be offered out relatively cheap to Tottenham if Real find themselves stuck in a hole toward deadline day.
Then, perhaps, Tottenham could use their bargaining position to thrash out a workable deal. Until then, Bale should be left to the side.