Former Tottenham Hotspur gaffer Harry Redknapp has suggested that his former side could show interest in signing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale in the summer transfer window.
The retired 72-year-old former Spurs boss spoke to exclusively to The Mirror about the Welshman’s current situation, and said that he would love to see the former Tottenham man returning to the Premier League.
Bale left Tottenham to join Real Madrid in 2013 for a then world record transfer fee of £85.3 million. Since then, he has won one La Liga title and four Champions Leagues with Los Blancos.
This season, however, the 29-year-old has received heavy criticism from the Bernabeu faithful, and has regularly been booed by the supporters.
As a result, he has been linked with a move to Tottenham, having failed to step into Cristiano Ronaldo’s boots following the Portuguese’s switch to Juventus last summer.
According to a report from The Express, Real Madrid could offer Bale plus around £50million in a bid to tempt Tottenham into letting Christian Eriksen move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
While Harry Redknapp suggests Bale returning to Tottenham ‘would be no surprise’, there could be other problems with that in terms of the player’s wages.
“He is a fantastic player, who can play anywhere, and it would be no surprise if the top clubs like Man United and Spurs were interested in signing him.
“But on the wages he is said to be on, he would probably have to take a pay cut. Take, for example, if he was to go back to Spurs. It could create a problem because someone like a Harry Kane is there and is the top man. He’d perhaps want the same type of wages if it was being offered.”
Gareth Bale’s future with the 13th-time Champions League winners appears to be uncertain to say the least.
His return to Tottenham would be a massive catch for the club but his mouth-watering wages will undoubtedly present a problem for the north London outfit.