Gareth Bale’s loan spell with Tottenham officially ended on Sunday afternoon, but Carlton Palmer believes that his brace at Leicester wasn’t his last hurrah in a Lilywhite shirt.
Bale signed off with two late goals to secure Spurs’ place in the inaugural UEFA Conference League next season, but has since returned to Real Madrid to prepare for the European Championships with Wales.
It remains unclear where Bale will be playing his football next season, with his contract in the Spanish capital expiring next season, whilst another loan back to Tottenham appears complicated.
The 31-year-old spoke after the Leicester game and said that his future will be decided after the Euros, although he did reveal that he knows what he’s doing, but kept his cards close to his chest.
Despite fitness problems and difficulties with Jose Mourinho, the winger still managed 16 goals and three assists in 34 outings, proving that he’s still one of the most dangerous players in European football despite his history of injuries.
With that record in mind, Palmer is confident that Bale will be back at Tottenham next season.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“I think Levy wants to keep Bale – he’s very good pals with Jonathan Barnett, who’s Bale’s agent and it’s very clear he wants to keep him.
“He wasn’t getting game-time under Mourinho. It would not surprise me to see Bale there next season, and if that’s the case, that’s why Mourinho got the sack.”