By Guy Giles
Gareth Bale could be set for a sensational return to Spurs as part of a swap deal for Harry Kane, after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made the decision to move the Welshman on next summer, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Don Balon claim that Perez has grown tired of Bale’s injury problems, and has hatched a plan to offer the winger back to Spurs as part of a deal for star man Harry Kane.
Bale has been beset by injury problems throughout his Real career, and this season has seen the Welsh star out since the beginning of October with a calf problem.
Upon returning to training this week Bale has reportedly suffered another injury, this time to his thigh, which will rule him out for another few weeks.
Perez is a known admirer of Kane, but any deal for the England man will cost Real a significant amount of money.
Offering Bale as part of the deal would bring that price down while allowing Perez to get rid of his crocked star.
Football Insider verdict:
There is no doubt that Spurs fans would welcome Bale back to White Hart Lane with open arms, but any deal that saw Harry Kane leave Spurs would sour the mood significantly. While Bale is Spurs’ most recent bona-fide star, Kane is the man of the moment and the darling of the Tottenham faithful, and they would be loathe to see him leave even if Bale came back the other way. In more practical, footballing terms, Kane is just 24 with years at the top ahead of him, while Bale is now 28 and suffering from consistent injury problems. There can be no doubting Bale’s quality when fit, but the question marks over his fitness will always remain. There is also no reason to suggest that Kane wants the move to Real at this moment in time, or that Pochettino wants Bale back at Spurs, meaning the likelihood of this deal happening would seem pretty low.
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