Gareth Bale is reportedly set to return to the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham, with Real Madrid keen on selling.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Gareth Bale looks primed for a return to the Premier League in the summer. The Welshman is being courted by Manchester United and former club Tottenham, with Real Madrid looking to part ways with him as well.
Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in the summer of 2013, and has since seen his career go on an upward trajectory. But while he is regarded as one of the most menacing attacking players on his day, his progress at the Bernabeu has been constantly hampered by a spate of injuries.
It has been more of the same this season as well, with Bale only featuring in 22 of the 41 games that Real Madrid have played this season, although he still has a respectable return of nine goals and six assists. But, his constant absence is reportedly starting to make the player a liability, considering the sums that Los Blancos have invested in him.
Tottenham Hotspur are battling it out with Man Utd to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League with Spurs considering bringing the Welshman back to the club this summer. [Mundo Deportivo] #COYS#THFCpic.twitter.com/GVN8QRTNqz
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) February 20, 2018
Bale, though, continues to remain a popular figure in the transfer market, with several clubs still said to be interested in signing him. Among these include former club Tottenham and Manchester United, who hold a long-standing interest in the Welshman.
Tottenham did sign Lucas Moura in January to provide a pacy outlet in the wide areas, but the return of Bale could propel the North Londoners further in their bid to become genuine Premier League contenders in the seasons to come.
Manchester United, on the other hand, hold a long-standing interest in Bale, having attempted to sign him before he joined Real Madrid, and also in recent transfer windows. Indeed, Jose Mourinho has been on the hunt for a player who could provide width on the right flank, and the former Tottenham man fits the bill.
What also enhances Manchester United’s prospects of finally signing Bale is that, perhaps for the first time, Real Madrid are open to selling the Wales international, meaning a summer move could be on the cards.
But, the player’s history with Tottenham could hand the North Londoners an advantage, if it comes to a head-to-head battle. As per the report, what seems certain though, is that Bale’s time at Real Madrid is coming to an end after five illustrious years, and it remains to be seen if either Manchester United or Tottenham sign him in the summer.