Transfer Talk: Gareth Bale edges closer to a sensational return to Tottenham

Real Madrid ready to pay half of Gareth Bale’s wages to have him leave this summer

Gareth Bale edges closer to a sensational return to Tottenham

Gareth Bale edges closer to a sensational return to Tottenham.

The North London club were thrashing out a deal on Tuesday night to see former hero Gareth Bale make a sensational return to the club.

On a dramatic day of high-level discussions – led by Chairman Daniel Levy – Spurs believe they have moved into a position where they have a realistic opportunity of snatching the Real Madrid star from under the noses of rivals Manchester United.

Reports indicate that the Spanish side will agree to pay in excess of 50 percent of the Wales international’s astronomical wages of up to £500,000-per-week in order to facilitate the deal. 

Tottenham are believed to have explored a loan or a permanent deal, which could include a swap for one of the club’s premium first-team players, for Bale.

Levy, who was also trying to close a deal for Real’s highly-rated left-back Sergio Reguilon, was at the forefront of Tottenham’s negotiations on Tuesday.

Sources even claimed that Spurs are even prepared to use Dele Alli as a makeweight in the deal for Bale, such was their determination to clinch a return for the 31-year-old.

And, as of Tuesday night, the north London club were confident they could land a player they sold for a then world-record fee of £85.3million in 2013.

Tottenham have explored the idea of trying to lure Bale back to the Premier League in previous seasons – but this is the closest they have gone to make a deal a reality.