A tough decision: Spurs fans debate signing former star Gareth Bale on a free

Tottenham fans on Twitter have been debating whether or not to re-sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, after The Times revealed that the Spanish side would be willing to allow the Welshman to leave for free just to get him off the wage bill.

Bale has scored 14 goals and recorded six assists this season, although it has been another difficult campaign for the former Southampton man in the Spanish capital.

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Los Blancos are reportedly trying to get rid of him, and he was coldly left on the bench in the last game of the season without having the chance to say goodbye – it is a cruel way to treat a player who has been pivotal in winning four Champions League titles, a Copa del Rey success in which Bale scored the winner in the final and a league title.

He is still undoubtedly a world-class player, and would do a job for Mauricio Pochettino – his astonishing £650,000-a-week wages are a huge stumbling block, however.

Being able to sign a player of Bale’s pedigree for free would be an opportunity too good for the Champions League finalists to ignore.

Even if he was paid his current salary at Spurs for a few years, it would potentially work out to be the equivalent of a hefty transfer fee rightly paid for a player of his class, so that shouldn’t prove to be too much of an issue.

Let’s see what the torn Tottenham fans on Twitter have been saying about a potential return for their former No.11 on a free transfer…

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