Robinson '100%' sure on Bale maybe returning to Tottenham as Ancelotti stance confirmed
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will resist Gareth Bale rejoining Tottenham this summer, according to Paul Robinson.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is 100 per cent sure that Bale will be part of Ancelotti’s plans for Los Blancos next season.
Bale told Sky Sports last month that he will make his future intentions clear after this summer’s Euros as his plans will “cause chaos”.
The Wales international enjoyed a mixed loan spell at Spurs in the 2020-21 campaign, but still managed to score 16 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions.
As quoted by the Mirror, Ancelotti said the winger “can play a great season” at Real next year if he is motivated.
Robinson believes Ancelotti’s appointment ends Tottenham’s hopes of re-signing Bale.
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“Ancelotti will want Bale to stay with him,” he told Football Insider. “100 per cent. I have no doubt about it.
“Bale showed his worth in flashes but with all of the uncertainty going on at the club I think it would be a big financial risk to re-sign him. The wages are huge and if Tottenham are going in a different direction they need to start afresh.
“Ancelotti and Bale have worked well together in the past. Ancelotti has the man-management skills to get Bale onside.
“The finances at Real Madrid are not what they used to be so I think he will look to utilise Bale next season.”