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‘Who would’, ‘Deserves better’: Some Tottenham fans react to report club know star doesn’t want to return

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting on social media to reports by The Athletic that Gareth Bale does not intend to return next season.

Spurs are aware that Bale has no desires to spend a second term back in north London on loan. He re-joined for the 2020/21 campaign after falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane but the scene at Real Madrid has changed.

Carlo Ancelotti has taken up the Santiago Bernabeu helm for a second tenure after Zidane quit last month. Bale has a good relationship with the Italian from his first spell in charge that saw him score in the Champions League final.

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Bale now intends to return to Real Madrid this summer to try and resurrect his career over another Tottenham loan. A temporary move elsewhere is also not on the cards as the winger’s young family are happy living in Madrid.

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However, Major League Soccer franchises are exploring potential deals to take Bale to America. There is doubt in any club being able to afford the 31-year-old, who earns £500,000-per-week in the Spanish capital, though.

Tottenham were set for talks with Real Madrid over another loan spell for Bale next month. Eurosport note the north Londoners have a first refusal clause but cannot begin discussions until his current temporary deal expires.

Tottenham fans react to Bale wanting Real Madrid return

But not all Tottenham fans are disappointed to hear that club figures were made aware some weeks ago that Bale does not intend to return next season.

That’s because some believe Daniel Levy faces a bigger task than painting over the cracks and needs a full rebuild. Others also would not blame Bale for not wanting to spend another season at Tottenham on loan.

Instead, they accept the Welshman deserves better than to be involved in the situation unfolding in north London. Tottenham remain without a manager two months on from sacking Jose Mourinho 17-months into the job.

So, here are some of the messages shared…

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