Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly keen on making a deal to take Gareth Bale to Everton with Tottenham unlikely to make the winger’s loan transfer permanent.
Bale signed a one-season loan deal for Spurs last summer after falling on the sidelines of Real Madrid, returning to north London seven years after his world-record departure to the Spanish capital.
The 31-year-old has only started eight league appearances this season, but showed flashes of his talent when given the opportunity, scoring 14 goals in all competitions, including a superb hat trick in of last weekend’s 4-0 win over Sheffield United.
Bale’s future remains uncertain beyond the end of the season, with the Welsh international still having a year on his contract with Real Madrid, although it seems unlikely he will return to the Bernabeu and make a breakthrough. path in Zinedine Zidane’s plans.
Spurs were linked with extending the star’s loan deal for a new season earlier this week, though The beach bar, via Sports Witness, report that North Londoners may now face competition from Everton.
Ancelotti – who signed Bale during his time at Real Madrid – is said to be keen to strike a deal similar to the arrangement that saw James Rodriguez move from Spain to Merseyside last summer.
Bale’s huge salaries are likely to be a stumbling block in negotiations, although the Toffees hope a free transfer deal can help them persuade the winger to move to Goodison Park.
Bale is set to undergo a huge pay cut to fit into Everton’s current pay structure, while recent reports suggest the star is ready to see the final year of his Real Madrid deal if a finance package cannot. be agreed.
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