Tottenham president Daniel Levy is reportedly giving the club’s next manager the chance to re-sign Gareth Bale for the 2021-22 season.
the Skipper of Wales is due to return to Real Madrid next month when his current loan deal at Spurs expired. However, there is growing speculation that a second temporary change could be considered – which would benefit both Real and Tottenham.
The report in the Daily mail claims that when they accepted the initial loan, Levy got the first option on a second temporary change.
This means Tottenham can effectively extend the deal to the next term on the same terms. The North London side is currently paying around £ 240,000 per week for the Bale’s Real contract.
The agreement will require Ball give the green light again and at this point it is not clear what his long-term plans are.
The 31-year-old scored a stunning hat-trick as Spurs beat Sheffield United 4-0 on Sunday. This brought him to 14 goals for the season, despite limited starting opportunities.
From Real’s point of view, he has no room left at the Bernabeu while Zinedine Zidane remains in charge.
Allowing the winger to stay in London works for the La Liga giants and would mean Spurs would pay around £ 12million in salary for the overall cost of the loan.
Ryan Mason is currently Tottenham’s interim boss, although there is no suggestion he will get the job in the long term.
Several names have already snubbed the role, with Ralf Rangnick, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez still linked.
A report from Monday also chose a left field option in the form of Brighton boss Graham Potter.
But whoever gets the job, it looks like they’ll have the option to keep Bale on board for the next quarter.
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Spurs desperate to offload the misfits
Meanwhile, Tottenham “doesn’t care” what they get for Davinson Sanchez as they seek to get rid of the Colombian defender, it has been claimed.
Sanchez was once Tottenham’s record signing, but things haven’t always gone as planned since leaving Ajax. Defense was one of the areas Jose Mourinho was least satisfied with before his departure. As such, Sanchez has come under intense scrutiny and has been linked with an exit.
It recently emerged that a return to Ajax could be a possibility for the 24-year-old. The Eredivisie giants are looking to strengthen defensively and could attack Spurs to do so.
They have also been linked with another of their former players, Toby Alderweireld. It was initially thought that the Belgian would be easier to acquire but the rumors surrounding Sanchez have not died down.
According to The telegraph, Ajax wants to borrow the South American. It would be difficult for them to negotiate a permanent transfer.
These claims have now been substantiated by ex-Ajax manager Gerard van der Lem who claims Tottenham could suffer a loss on the player.
“I heard in the halls that they wanted to bring him back. The question is on what basis, ”he said NH Sportcafé of Ajax’s interest (via Sport witness).
“In England, it’s a buy that doesn’t work. Then they sell it thirty percent less; they don’t care.
“The best is if you can buy it, but if you can rent it, of course that’s great.”
Spurs initially spent around £ 42million on Sanchez so they are unlikely to recoup those charges. He’s on contract for another three years, but it looks like he could be shown the door this summer.
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