Tottenham Hotspur will consider taking Gareth Bale on loan for another season should his current form continue, according to a report from The Sun.
Everything appears to be clicking for Bale right now. Few Spurs fans expected the 31-year-old to just hit the ground running after a difficult time at Real Madrid.
Nevertheless, it seemed alarming how little impact Bale was making in his first few months back in North London.
However, Bale is certainly starting to silence his doubters. He has scored four goals and provided three assists in his last four appearances. And he was outstanding in Sunday’s win over Burnley.
The optimism remains cautious for many Tottenham fans due to the opposition they have faced recently. But there is definitely reason for encouragement.
And it appears that his form has prompted Spurs to leave the door open on the idea of Bale extending his stay.
The Sun reports that Madrid are hoping to loan Bale out to them again for the final year of his contract next season. And they may get their wish.
Tottenham are now considering another loan for Bale – provided that his form is a sign of what is to come over the next few months.
TBR View: Keeping Bale a no-brainer if current form continues
Even on loan, Bale has proved an expensive signing for Tottenham. The Sun notes that Spurs are covering £230,000-a-week of his £650,000-a-week wages.
Madrid’s willingness to offload him may leave Tottenham wondering if there is scope to cover a smaller percentage of his wages if they look at a deal for next season.
But even if Los Blancos dig their heels in, Spurs should look to keep him – as long as he continues to hit the heights he has been at in recent weeks.
He has been outstanding lately. So it is little surprise to see Tottenham reportedly leave their options open.