Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, whose contract with the club expires in the summer of 2022 but is currently playing for Tottenham on a loan deal, just expressed his wish of returning to the Spanish capital this next summer. “My plan is to go back to Real Madrid,” he said during a press conference with the Welsh national team.
Real Madrid have other plans, though. The club will try to find a new club for Bale or extend his current loan deal with Tottenham as they think that his time in Real Madrid should come to an end, according to a report from MARCA.
Los Blancos are trying to get rid of his contract as they pursue big signings not only this summer but the next one as well. The current financial context after the Covid-19 pandemic is not helping Real Madrid either, so trying to find Bale a new club makes total sense considering that he wasn’t contributing for the last two years.
It won’t be easy to get that done, though. Bale has completed some solid performances for Tottenham lately but not many clubs will be willing to take on such a contract —not even a part of it— when the attacker has had so many problems with injuries.
In the end, Real Madrid might be forced to find Bale a new loan deal in which they still pay at least 50% of his salary, giving that the player will not be keen on giving up his salary.