Will Gareth Bale be returning to Spurs on loan for the rest of this season? That is what everyone is talking about.
BBC Sport is reporting that talks are taking place between Real Madrid and Spurs, with at the moment Bale’s wages being the biggest issue in the London club getting any deal done.
Now, signing Bale would be a gamble for Spurs. After all, the player is, according to the Guardian, earning more than £600,000 a week.
Not played that often in recent times
There is also the fact that for the last year Bale has not played a lot of football. He was left out of the Real Madrid side which went on to win La Liga.
However, whilst Bale might not be the game changer he was a few seasons ago, bringing hm back to the Premier League would be a coup for both Spurs and the league overall.
If Bale can recapture the form that won him the move to Spurs in the first place than he could add plenty to both the team and the league overall.
Obviously that would depend on a number of things. Would Bale be able to hit the ground running for Spurs and come into the side right away? Would he need time to adjust after playing so little football?
Spurs hierarchy must be alarmed by recent defeat
These are questions that need to be considered. However, following Spurs’ poor performance in their 1-0 loss to Everton in their first game of the season, the hierarchy at the club obviously feel that something must be done.
Therefore, Spurs chief Daniel Levy has apparently decided that Bale is the man to help Tottenham get back into the Champions League.
Only time will tell if the deal goes ahead. However, the fact that talks are taking place suggests that a deal can be done.
With nothing to lose this season, Tottenham might as well go all in and try to bring Bale back to the club. If his return gets the club into the Champions League or helps them win a trophy, the move will have been a huge success.
Now we wait and see if the move will go ahead. The Premier League, for prestige reasons alone, will be hoping that it does.