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Exclusive: Roberts gives verdict on potential Bale return

Graham Roberts doubts that Gareth Bale will return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but he feels he ought to in order to prove his worth once again.

Bale’s loan deal at Spurs has expired and he has returned to the Spanish giants.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has returned to the Liga giants and has worked with Bale previously, placing a return for the Welshman in some doubt.

Should Spurs keep hold of Bale next season?

YES - 100%

YES - 100%

NO WAY!

NO WAY!

Indeed, the Wales international has made 92 appearances under the Italian’s management, scoring 39 goals and laying on 31 assists.

In the 2020/21 campaign, though, the 31-year-old was limited to just 10 Premier League starts under the management of Jose Mourinho, though he still managed to score 11 times and provide two assists.

Spurs were reported to have an option to bring Bale back to the club at the end of his loan spell, and Roberts believes he ought to make a comeback so he can complete a proper season in the top-flight, though he is not sure the finances add up. Bale is reported to earn £600,000-per-week in Spain.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Roberts said: “Nobody knows do they? I think what he’s doing is he’s saying to Real Madrid, ‘I’m your player and I’m coming back in to train’. Real Madrid have to pay him his wages, £600,000, Tottenham are not going to pay £600,000.

“So unless they do the deal that they did this year, but I think Gareth Bale, deep down, needs to come back and he needs to hit the ground running. He can’t play one game and then miss three or four and expect up to £400,000 a week. That’s just not on.”

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