Report: Spurs don't have automatic option to sign Gareth Bale again
According to a report from The Evening Standard, Spurs will have to completely re-negotiate any deal to bring Gareth Bale back this summer.
The report states that Bale has now flown back to Spain, after helping Spurs to a 4-2 win at Leicester City on the final day of the season.
Despite some of the struggles Bale had at times this term, he still finished in double figures in terms of Premier League goals. However, per the Standard, Tottenham do not have an automatic option to re-sign the Welshman. That is both permanently, and a second loan.
Bale has left Spurs with a cryptic message over his future. The Madrid star admitted he knows what he’s doing this summer, but said revealing that thought process would ’cause chaos’.
Daniel Levy was said to have personally pushed ahead with the deal to sign Bale last summer. But with Jose Mourinho now gone and no new replacement announced as yet, Bale’s future remains unclear.
TBR’s View: Bale did well at Spurs but is he worth the money?
And that’s the big question for anyone who wants to sign Bale this summer.
They’re likely to have to pay big money, given he is said to be on around half a million pounds a week in Madrid. Spurs were apparently covering less than half of that figure.
Bale finished the season well, in fairness. But now into his 30s and with the Euros this summer, any expensive outlay might be seen as a bit of a risk.