Out of favor, Welsh international Gareth Bale could be on his way out of Real Madrid after it has been reported that Tottenham and Daniel Levy are looking to bring back their star player from Spain.
Zidane has not been the biggest fan of the Welshman and in the summer tried to force him into quitting the La Liga side with China looking like the destination until Bale refused to move.
Reports in now indicate that both the English Premier League side and La liga side are set to have talks today to see if Gareth Bale can head back to England to play at Whitehart Lane.
Bale, 30, moved to the Bernabeu from Spurs for a world record £85million fee back in the summer of 2013, but has been far from a first-choice pick for Zinedine Zidane.
Gareth Bale could have played his last game under Zinedine Zidane
He has featured in just 12 LaLiga and three Champions League matches in what has been another injury-plagued season after he fell out with Zidane last summer.
Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Bale back to north London and the two clubs are set for preliminary talks even though there are many obstacles to overcome.
Real would have to be prepared to allow Bale to depart for next to nothing and the player himself would have to agree to a substantial wage cut from his present £600,000-a-week a wage fee that was also a huge issue for him to leave for China.
Initially, Spurs had wanted a loan deal for the winger but then Gareth Bale’s agent says that his client is not set out for such a deal and so both clubs will have to workout a deal that is a permanent move for the Welsh International.
Should the deal get done, then Zinedine Zidane would have had his wish of letting go of the winger who has refused to leave his squad despite being shown that he isn’t part of the plans.
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