The man representing the welshman feels it’s unlikely that he will play Gareth bale agent Jonathan Barnet in next season, in Santiago Bernabeu, but he has laughed “if they want him to be in the bench then it is okay,” referring to his pay. The man is sure the Tottenham Winger already has an existence in Real Madrid.
Last year, Bale rejoined Spurs with a season-long Madrid loan, which had left London for Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 to take on a new challenge.
During a tumultuous Tottenham campaign, the 31-year-old has been fighting for consistance, but has demonstrated his best shape, and his stay may be prolonged.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID SO FAR?
Barnett says he hasn’t made a definitive decision on Bale’s next move yet, although he has indicated that he will meet with Spurs and Madrid officials when the time is right.
“HE’S STILL ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE WORLD,” THE SUPER-AGENT TOLD SNTV. “BUT HE JUST HAS FOUR GAMES LEFT, SO WE’LL HAVE TO SEE.”
“IT’S A THREE-WAY DEBATE BETWEEN US, REAL MADRID, AND TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR. WE HAVE OUR OPINIONS, AND WE’LL LET THEM KNOW WHEN THE TIME COMES.”
When asked whether the Welshman, who has a year left on his contract at Madrid, could return for the 2021-22 season, Barnett added:
“I DOUBT THAT VERY MUCH, BUT IF THEY WANT TO PUT HIM ON THE BENCH, IT’S OKAY.” IF YOU WANT ME TO PUT THE PAY ON THE BENCH? IT’S OKAY FOR ME TOO.”
SPURS’S 2020-21 RECORD FOR BALE
Bale had a bit-part job for most of the season under Jose Mourinho, as he was limited to 28 competitive games and just six Premier League startups.
Wales had already been able to score 10 goals internationally until the Portuguese director was sacked in April.
After taking over as interim manager, Ryan Mason recruited Bale back into the starting XI, and the veteran attacker has rewarded his confidence by scoring four goals in three days, including a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Sheffield United.
THE OVERALL PHOTO
About the fact that Bale’s return to Spurs hasn’t went as well as he had anticipated, the Madrid loanee has shown that when fully fit, he can still perform in the Premier League.
Zinedine Zidane appears to have lost interest in the mercurial player at the Bernabeu, with reports claiming that the Blancos will want to sell him before he becomes a free agent.
It’s unclear if Tottenham will be able to afford to sign Bale on a permanent basis this summer, but Mason has stated that talks with all parties concerned will begin at the end of the season.