Gareth Bale linked with sensational return to Tottenham
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Gareth Bale could be set for a shock return to Tottenham, if reports are to be believed.
The Real Madrid outcast has reportedly lowered his wage demands to £250,000 per week, which has alerted Daniel Levy and the Spurs hierarchy.
IndySport report that Tottenham are keen on bringing Bale back to North London on loan.
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Bale moved to Madrid in 2013 for a then-record fee of £85 million. He has won two La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, one Supercopa de España and one Copa del Rey.
However, he has never fully endeared himself to the Real Madrid faithful - and the club's hierarchy. Bale has repeatedly been criticised for supposedly spending too much time on the golf course.
After Spain's lockdown restrictions were lifted, Real Madrid's form went through the roof - but Bale barely played a part.
Los Blancos won 10 straight games on their way to lifting the La Liga title, but Bale played just 99 minutes during this period.
Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport Wales that: "Gareth still loves Spurs," and "It's where he wants to be." To be fair to Barnett, South Hertfordshire golf club is one of the best in the area. There may be some truth in the rumours.
If Tottenham do add Gareth Bale to their books before the summer transfer window shuts, it won't be the only signing they'll make. They are rumoured to be leading the race to sign Bale's Real Madrid teammate, left back Sergio Reguilón.
Manchester United were firm favourites to land the Spaniard, but have been reportedly put off by the buy-back clause Real Madrid want included in the deal.
Reguilón spent last season on loan at Sevilla, where he excelled. His performance against Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League ensured there would be no shortage of suitors for his services.