Before we get into this, let’s be clear that we’re not saying Gareth Bale would not be a sublime option for Tottenham and his return has the potential to be a very good thing, but with deals for Paulo Dybala and Giovani Lo Celso in the pipeline, blowing the budget on Bale does not look like a smart move.
The Welshman looks increasingly likely that he’s going to have to lay in the bed that he’s made for himself at Real Madrid after a supposed deal to Chinese Super league club Jiangsu Suning has fallen through (BBC). Real Madrid supposedly called the deal off, denying Bale weekly wages of around £1m per week.
As that deal is now off, the links between Bale and Tottenham are inevitable seeing as the Welshman became the star that he is today when he was plying his trade in North London with the Lilywhites. However, Daniel Levy must avoid temptation and stay away from any potential move for the talented Welsh forward.
The cub are in talks with two top class versatile attacking threats in the form of Giovani Lo Celso and Paulo Dybala, and there is no point in jeopardising moves for either of the Argentine pair to bring back a 30-year-old Gareth Bale on wages that could shatter the club’s system in the same way that Alexis Sanchez has broken the Old Trafford wage bill.
The Dybala links have come from Football.London, whilst Lo Celso is being constantly linked with a move to North London in both the English and Spanish press, and the Argentine has been a feature in The Sun’s live update of Tottenham transfer news today.
Whatever happens surrounding the futures of Dybala and Lo Celso, the fact that Bale is now free to look for new clubs again should not impact those moves, although with the wages and transfer fee combined with Bale’s age and fitness record, it doesn’t look like a move Levy would go for anyway.