A reunion between Tottenham Hotspur and Gareth Bale has been suggested in the media a handful of times over the last few seasons.
Not long after the Wales international left White Hart Lane to move to Real Madrid in 2013, reports did the rounds that he could return to the Premier League.
None of that speculation has become reality as yet, but that does not stop the rumour mill from churning.
According to Diario Gol, Bale is expected to leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season having dropped down the pecking order in Zinedine Zidane’s team due to injuries.
The Spanish publication states that Manchester United have been the front-runners for his signature, but the uncertainty over Jose Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford has forced the attacker into reassessing his options.
The report adds that Bale, who has previously been linked to Chelsea, is considering a return to Tottenham as he feels that they are becoming a team that can challenge for top honours.
There is a case of ‘we have heard this all before’, but Spurs fans remain split on the idea of Bale coming back to the club, where he spent six years of his career.
Anyone saying they wouldn’t take him need to have a lie down… sell Lamela buy Bale and make a statement for next season 👍🏻
— Lee Smith (@LeeSmith2000) March 15, 2018
Bale will go where the money is .. he’s a mercenary … remember how he left
— Katrina THFC (@katthefatkat) March 15, 2018
Not going to happen. If Levy is having kittens over paying Toby £150k a week he's not going to sanction Bale's wages.
— Chris Wiggan (@KanKeano_OLBG) March 16, 2018
@stevebarkerPD mate. If only. Kane and Son up top. Bale, dele,Eriksen,Lucas/Lamela. City who?
— Andy (@Andy_G92) March 16, 2018
And explain to me how this is going to work financially when Spurs have a wage structure in place? Never going to happen unless Levy breaks the budget
— Daniel Brincat (@danb1378) March 15, 2018
He was born to play for Spurs!!!!
— Jack Goodman (@jgoodman23) March 15, 2018
His Injuries and hair would be a concern
— Tommy Hotspur (@tommyhotspur24) March 16, 2018
All forgetting Levys famous bonus system
— Iceman (@Kazansky66) March 15, 2018