According to Diario Gol, Tottenham Hotspur have said ‘no thanks’ to the ‘best player’ in Real Madrid’s attack because the ‘price is so high’. Los Blancos are reportedly looking to offer out Gareth Bale because they’ve been disappointed with his form this season and proneness to injuries. However, they’re struggling to find a suitor to the lofty asking price he has and large wage demands.
Tottenham have no intention of bringing the Welshman back to London, especially with Daniel Levy’s money going towards the new stadium. Spurs’ new ground has also been delayed which is draining funds, so signing a player with a £434m release clause isn’t a priority. With the likes of Heung-min Son, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen in the attack, the Lilywhites arguably don’t need any new recruits.
Since leaving Tottenham for Real in 2013, the 29-year-old has gone on to make 203 appearances for the Liga giants, scoring and creating 156 goals. Bale has won four Champions League titles, one Liga title and one Copa Del Rey in his five years at the Santiago Bernabéu. This season, Bale has contributed 10 goals in 14 games across the board, but he’s gone seven games without hitting the back of the net in the league.