Tottenham Hotspur will always hold a place in Gareth Bale’s heart given that he earned an £85m move to Real Madrid due to his rise at the North London outfit.
The Wales international spent six years at Spurs before he moved to the Bernabeu in what was a then world-record deal.
Despite winning 10 trophies, including three Champions League crowns, since becoming a Madrid player in 2013, there have always been rumours that the 28-year-old could return to the Premier League.
Manchester United have been widely linked with a swoop for Bale, and now it has emerged that the attack-minded player could go back to Tottenham.
According to Diario Gol Bale is keen to return to Spurs, who are open to welcoming back the Welshman.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) January 25, 2018
The former Southampton star has had numerous injury problems, particularly in the last couple of seasons.
Despite being in an out of the team in the 2017-18 campaign, Bale has scored five goals in his last four outings for the club.
Tottenham fans have given mixed reactions to reports that their former star could return.
On what 🌍 do people think Levy lives on? How on earth is he going to sanction that? £300k wages for starters, then there will be the £80mln fee tha it will cost to bring home back…I mean really, is it worth tweeting these kind of crap stories.
— WL Florist (@291wlflorist) January 25, 2018
— Callum Ridley-Stuart (@callumriderz) January 25, 2018
— Gary the taxi (@garybilton) January 25, 2018
Is Bale the reason we aren't signing anyone this month? 🤔
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) January 25, 2018
I've been saying for months Bale could be coming back, I'd stake my life on it there will be a marquee signing to coincide with the move back to WHL
— Cockney Yid (@yorkshirespurs) January 25, 2018
He's welcomed back any time, but would love to actually hear him say it rather than seeing it in print #BornInWalesMadeInTottenham
— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) January 25, 2018
Gareth can come back as long as Kane stays
— u'MAKOYA (@therealmakoya3) January 25, 2018
been saying this for 2 years, marquee signing to herald opening of new stadium.
— Richard Chandler (@rich_chandler) January 25, 2018
No matter where the story is from I for one would welcome him back with open arms #COYS
— Jonathan McDonald (@jonathan_coys) January 25, 2018