Tottenham Hotspur and Daniel Levy have managed to negotiate a bargain £9m deal to bring Gareth Bale back to the club, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Spurs are set to sign Bale on a loan deal this weekend, with it being widely reported in most media outlets that the Welshman will seal a return to his former club.
However, it appears the Daniel Levy has pulled off a masterstroke in bringing Bale back, with The Telegraph claiming that Tottenham will pay just £220k-a-week of Bale’s reported £600k-a-week wages in Madrid.
The deal for Bale, which is set to run till June 2021, is also thought to include a first refusal offer for Spurs should they wish to either extend or make the move a permanent one.
It means that Spurs will be paying just £9m in wages for the the Welsh superstar, significantly less than most were expecting.
Bale will hope to put the last 12 months in Madrid behind him. Frozen out by Zinedine Zidance again, Bale will be desperate to get back to his best ahead of a potential Euro 2021 display next summer with Wales.
Phenomenal business by Tottenham, Levy deserves credit here – TBR View
For most Spurs fans, seeing Gareth Bale the famous white shirt again was but a pipe dream. However, Daniel Levy and Jose Mourinho appear to have made it happen.
It’s a remarkable piece of business in itself but if this report of paying less than 50% of his wages is true, then it’s even better.
Spurs should now be able to push towards the top four. Mourinho now has no excuses and, should he fail, the eyes will be firmly fixed on him once again.