Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has offered Tottenham the chance to re-sign Gareth Bale on loan for an astonishing £10 million, according to The Sun.
Zidane is keen to move several first-team players out of the club this summer as he looks to overhaul the squad. Bale looks likely to be a high-profile casualty of his rebuilding process.
The Wales international has scored 14 goals and created six assists this season. Real have struggled, however, and will finish third in the league behind Barcelona and city rivals Atletico.
According to the report, the 29-year-old is on £600k-a-week at the Bernabeu and he will need to take a pay cut to go elsewhere on a permanent basis. The offer being touted for a loan deal would see a club pay £250k-a-week and hand Real a transfer fee of £10 million.
Spurs haven’t signed a player during the last two transfer windows. Having reached the Champions League final this season, however, boss Mauricio Pochettino will look to kick on in the summer by strengthening his squad.
The club’s transfer committee is looking into the possibility of a loan deal – but have completely ruled out the permanent signing of Bale.
A staggering £10 million plus a salary of £250k-a-week seems like an awful lot to splash out on a temporary signing.
Spurs need reinforcements to maintain their top-four status and Bale is worshipped by the club’s supporters. There is a case, however, to suggest that they might be better off looking elsewhere.
The Welshman is a sound player but is it really worth Pochettino splashing out such cash on a player who could essentially return to Madrid after one season?
Of course, he would have an impact. He knows the Premier League inside out and is still a world class player. The loan concept, however, is one that Spurs should think about carefully this summer.