Spurs may have received a huge boost in their attempts to sign Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.
The Welshman is widely believed to be looking to leave the Bernabeu after falling out with manager Zinedine Zidane.
However, an injury sustained on international duty looked to have put any potential move in jeopardy.
Bale injury update
The 31-year-old went down clutching his knee during Wales’ 1-0 win over Bulgaria but still completed the 90 minutes.
Given Bale’s lengthy injury history during his time in the Spanish capital there were fears that this could signal another lengthy layoff.
However, the injury is reportedly not as bad as originally feared with the Mirror claiming his chances of a transfer have been revived. The winger is now back in Madrid recuperating.
He is expected to be fit before the transfer window closes on October 12th, paving the way for a move.
Bale looks for Bernabeu exit
The Welshman revealed that he is considering his options this summer after another disappointing season on a personal level.
He didn’t feature in any of Real’s last eight La Liga matches, and gained more headlines for his pitchside antics than those on it.
Bale has helped the club to win four Champions Leagues and two La Ligas in his time at the Bernabeu. Despite this Zinedine Zidane does not view the 31-year-old as part of his long-term plans.
He came close to joining Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last summer and is keen to secure a permanent exit this time around.
A return to Spurs?
Gareth Bale is still adored at Tottenham Hotspur. He scored 56 goals in 203 appearances at White Hart Lane before moving to Madrid in 2013.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports he revealed how much this matters to him. “It’s nice to be in a place where you’re a bit more appreciated and supported by your fans no matter what” he said.
This could see the Wales captain make a return to North London, where manager Jose Mourinho is said to be a fan.
However, his £600,000 per week wages could make a deal difficult. Having just moved into a new stadium Spurs are relatively cash-strapped so Bale would need to take a serious wage cut to make any potential move happen.
It has been reported by the Telegraph that Real would be willing to continue to pay half of Bale’s wages to facilitate a move, but whether that is enough remains to be seen.
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