Tottenham could now 'be an option' for 183-goal icon at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham re-signing Gareth Bale for a second time can’t be ruled out, according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.

Bale spent last season on loan in north London before returning to Real Madrid, although he’s set to become a free agent this summer, with his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu expiring at the end of June.

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Following what feels like years of speculation surrounding his future in the Spanish capital, the 32-year-old’s time in Madrid is finally coming to an end.

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett confirmed that the Welshman’s stay will end on 30 June, although his future will depend on whether Wales qualify for the World Cup.

If Wales beat either Ukraine or Scotland on Sunday week, they will reach their first World Cup finals since 1958. But with the tournament taking place in the winter, Bale will need to find a new club in a bid to maintain his fitness levels ahead of the tournament starting in November.

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Barnett said: “Gareth is leaving Real Madrid, but we have to wait for what Wales do. It all depends on whether his national team qualifies for the World Cup, then we will make a decision, which may vary if Wales go to the World Cup or not.”

Tottenham have already been linked with Bale earlier this year, and Taylor reckons that a third stint at the club is an option for the attacker.

What did Taylor say about Bale?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t know if Spurs will pursue Gareth Bale, but he will leave Real Madrid this summer, so it’s obviously dependent on whether he continues playing if Wales qualify for the World Cup.

“If Wales do qualify then Tottenham would be an option. I don’t know how serious Tottenham would be about signing him, but you can’t rule out a move to Spurs if that was to happen.”

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Why would Tottenham want Bale?

Putting the whole nostalgia aspect and the fact Covid-19 deprived Spurs fans of having the chance to watch Bale in the flesh last term to one side, the winger is still one of the top players in European football on his day.

Bale, who’s racked up 183 goals in his club career, has hardly had a look in under Carlo Ancelotti this season, but he’s shown what he’s still capable of when playing for Wales, notably scoring a hat-trick against Bulgaria in September before bagging a brace against Austria in the play-off semi-finals.

With the likes of Heung Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn already at the club, it’s unlikely that Bale would return as a regular starter, but with Spurs back in the Champions League, he would be a great squad player.

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