According to reports from The Express, Gareth Bale has agreed terms with Real Madrid over his exit from the club come this summer. A deal has been made between the club and Bale’s representatives and Real are happy to let the midfielder move on for a fee of £100 million.
The news that the Welshman could be making his return to the English game adds further speculation to the future of Spurs’ main man, Harry Kane, who is desperately wanted by the Spaniards, perhaps through a swap deal.
The Bale/Kane swap story opened its first page back in October where officials from both clubs sat down to dinner before the clubs met in the Champions League. It was here that Madrid threw in the idea that a no cash swap deal would be something that could be hashed out if Spurs were willing to listen.
Gareth Bale opened his career with the Spanish giants exactly how we all knew he would; scoring on his debut, he went on to give the club some special memories including that famous goal against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final.
Though it would not end up the complete fairy tale story. Bale is yet to reach the heights of some of his colleague during his tenure and remains a sideshow to the main attraction of Cristiano Ronaldo. Not to mention the onslaught of injuries that would engulf Bale’s narrative as a player that could have been so much more if his body had allowed.
Despite his injury prone status, his pure talent and athleticism when fit is enough to maintain the interest of clubs such as Manchester United and of course his former club Spurs, who are contractually given first dibs and would surely feel unstoppable if they could somehow get him and Kane into the same starting eleven.
With Kane continuing to display world-class form against Spurs’ subsequent lack of, it perhaps has opened the England international’s eyes a little more to what could be on the horizon if Spurs are not to provide him with what he needs, a team who can win things.
Right now, Harry Kane is fully committed to what he can achieve with Spurs, we know this because he has been forced to clarify his intentions on numerous occasions, though his insistence on speaking to the Spanish press after their clash with Madrid did raise a few eyebrows. One thing is for sure, if Kane’s form continues to overshadow his teams, the rumours will only grow.