Spurs set for Double Real Madrid Swoop
Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid has been the subject of rumour for a couple of years now and many Spurs fans have harboured hopes that he would one day return to the white half of North London. He’s one of the best players to have ever put on a Tottenham shirt and it now appears that those dreams might just turn into reality.
The story has been building up all week and, as we write this update on Friday morning, it’s all expected to be confirmed at some point later in the day.
The deal, if it transpires, is said to be a year-long loan with the potential to turn that into a permanent transfer. Reports claim that issues over the player’s high wage bill appear to have been ironed out and that a medical was being completed on Thursday.
Moving forward to Friday, Bale would be flying into London to put pen to paper. That’s the suggested scenario and the one that has been all over social media for the last couple of days, and all we can do now is wait and see if the stories are true.
Completing the Package
If Gareth Bale is jetting into London on Friday, he’s not expected to be alone. Spurs are also lining up a permanent deal for his Real Madrid teammate and Spanish international left back Sergio Reguilon. The player has been with the Real youth set up since the age of eight but has found chances limited at the Bernabeu. Reguilon has been sent out on loan to Logrones and Sevilla and, as such, has made just 22 appearances for his parent club since debuting in 2018.
Despite that lack of opportunity, the defender has been selected for the Spanish national side – making his debut earlier this month against Ukraine.
At 23, Reguilon is one for the future and would surely slot in as first choice in what has become a problem position for Tottenham. With Danny Rose seemingly on his way out of the club, Ben Davies is the solitary senior left back and Reguilon’s potential arrival is causing almost as much excitement as that of Gareth Bale.
The Right Move?
Seven years have passed since Gareth Bale swapped White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu and in that time, the Welsh winger has become a multiple trophy winner. He’s won the Champions League, La Liga and he’s also guided Wales to the semi finals of Euro 2016 so he’s essentially achieved everything that he set out to do.
Not everyone is sold on the idea of Bale coming back to Spurs. He’s not been fit for some time and there are those criticisms of his focus towards the golf course rather than the training pitch. An alleged move to China last year also drew criticism from those who felt he was wasting his career and simply taking the money if that switch came to fruition.
The lack of focus may also come down to the way he’s been treated recently at the Bernabeu. A player of Bale’s ability doesn’t deserve to be on the fringes of the starting XI and, while his reactions may not have been ideal, there seems to be a clear level of frustration here.
Suggestions that he’s way past his best are also present on social media and they’re not just coming from Arsenal and West Ham fans. A section of Spurs supporters are also making those comments as the deal appears to draw closer.
Perhaps the critics within our own club didn’t see him play and even if Gareth Bale was half the player that he was when he left in 2013, he would improve the current squad at the new White Hart Lane. We’ll know whether this is all true very shortly but we’re certainly getting excited about the prospect of Gareth Bale in a Spurs shirt once again and we’re frankly trying to not get carried away by the thought.