“Bale is close to Tottenham but it is not closed”

After closing the arrival of Sergio Reguilón to White Hart Lane, the next on the list is Gareth Bale. Real Madrid have open negotiations with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur for the Welshman, who prefers to return to Spurs.

“Gareth still loves Tottenham. It's where he wants to be. We're talking …”confirmed the agent through the BBC on Tuesday. This Wednesday, in statements to the Agence France Press, Barnett confirmed that there are open negotiations with the London team and that they do not seem easy, although the positions between all the parties are getting closer. “The deal is close but it is not done. It is a complicated negotiation”, assured the news agency.

As AS learned, Madrid want a permanent transfer and receive some payment although Tottenham tries to lower their figures. United would be an option B for the Chamartín club, as they would be willing to pay for the Cardiff club. This, according to his agent, prefers to return to Tottenham where he already played from 2007 to 2013.

The Welshman hardly counts for Zinedine Zidane. Last summer he was close to leaving and this period of transfers, delayed by the coronavirus, seems to mark the end of Bale in the white entity. This season he has only played 20 games in which he has scored three goals and provided two assists.