28-year-old forward’s response to reported Tottenham switch

As expected, Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was confronted with questions about a possible return to England after his heroics in the Champions League final on Saturday.

The 28-year-old last featured for Spurs in the 20l2/13 season as his exploits prompted Real Madrid to pay a then-world record transfer fee to sign him.

Bale has been troubled by injuries at Madrid over the past couple of years which has resulted in him losing a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up.

The Welshman’s blurry looking future in Spain has seen him linked with a return to England as Manchester United and Tottenham chase his signature.

Reports have stated, however, that Spurs are leading the race to sign Bale with a £43.7m move claimed to be on the verge of being completed.

When asked about the possibility of a return to his old club on Saturday, Bale responded that he would have to sit with his agent to make a decision.

The former Spurs star came off the bench to score two goals as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 to win their 13th European crown.

Bale’s comment about ‘needing to play every week’ is a sign of his desire to seek more playing time elsewhere, something which Mauricio Pochettino can offer him in our system.