Gareth Bale is finally set to leave Real Madrid for good next summer, and one Premier League club could be eyeing a move for the Wales forward, under one condition.
Bale has had plenty of success during his time at Real but the past few years have really been about his struggles in the Spanish capital.
Last season he went on loan to Tottenham Hotspur, who Los Blancos signed him from in 2013
He returned to Spain this season to work under Carlo Ancelotti, who he’d previously had success with, but things have continued to go badly for the 32-year-old and he’s played just three times in the league so far.
With Bale’s contract set to expire next summer, he will finally leave the Bernabeu, having been linked with a departure for some time now.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, Tottenham are ready to make a move for their former player, as long as manager Antonio Conte agrees with the move.
Bale’s temporary move came under Jose Mourinho and the manager didn’t give him as much football as might have been expected before the move.
The board are reportedly happy to have their former player back in north London but need to find out if their new manager has any interest in the player.
The former Southampton man can start to clubs outside of La Liga from January and could sign a pre contract agreement to join a club for free in the summer.
Bale has once again had injuries this season but was available for the beginning of the international break last month for Wales’ World Cup qualifiers.
He played in the 5-1 win over Belarus but was again out injured for the draw with Belgium, and was ruled out for his club side for another three weeks.
It kicked off an awful reaction from some Real fans, who crowded round the forward’s car outside the team’s training ground and shouted abuse at the player.
Having previously backed out of a move to China, it’ll be interesting to see where Bale’s time in Spain eventually ends with him moving to.