VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF GARETH BALE/ZINEDINE ZIDANE/JOSE MOURINHO AND TOTTENHAM TRAINING SESSION
SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - FEBRUARY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. REAL MADRID FORWARD, GARETH BALE, AT TRAINING
2. MORE OF BALE TRAINING
3. BALE NEXT TO TEAM MATE MIDFIELDER, LUKA MODRIC, AT TRAINING
4. REAL MADRID PLAYERS PASSING BALL
5. REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE ATTENDING SESSION
MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 31, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
6. BALE CHASING THE BALL DURING A KEEP-THE-BALL TRAINING DRILL
7. VARIOUS MORE OF BALE DURING DRILL (2 SHOTS)
8. BALE JOGGING WITH TEAM MATES
MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - NOVEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
9. REAL MADRID FORWARDS EDEN HAZARD, KARIM BENZEMA AND BALE DURING TRAINING
10. MIDFIELDER CASEMIRO CHASING THE BALL, BALE GRABBING CASEMIRO BY THE FACE
11. MORE OF BALE DURING TRAINING SESSION
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MARCH 9, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
12. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO
13. HARRY KANE WALKS ON TO TRAINING PITCH
14. DELE ALLI TRAINING
15. PLAYERS TRAINING
16. MOURINHO LOOKING ON
STORY: Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to re-sign winger Gareth Bale, his agent said on Tuesday (September 15) , as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club.
Bale made over 200 appearances for Premier League Spurs between 2007 and 2013, scoring 56 goals with 58 assists before his then world record move to Real for 100 million euros ($118.46 million).
The 31-year-old has scored over 100 goals for the Madrid side and won numerous trophies, including four Champions League titles, but was give limited playing time under Zinedine Zidane towards the end of last season's La Liga triumph.
"Gareth still loves Spurs," his agent Jonathan Barnett told the BBC on Tuesday. "We are talking (Spurs, Real and Bale's camp). It's where he wants to be."
Bale endured his worst season at the Spanish club in 2019-20 with only three goals in all competitions and admitted earlier this month that he would consider a return to the Premier League if Real allow him to end his stint in Spain.
The Welshman has a contract until 2022 and was set to make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League last year before the transfer was scuttled when Real made a last-minute decision to insist on a transfer fee rather than terminate his contract.
Bale has divided opinion among the club's fanbase, with some supporters frustrated by a perceived lack of commitment from the Welshman.
He did not feature in their final seven league matches as they pipped Barcelona to the Liga title while he watched on from the bench.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had said before their season-opening 1-0 defeat by Everton on Sunday that he wanted the club to sign a striker before the transfer window closes on Oct. 5.
Spurs, who finished sixth last season, signed midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and right back Matt Doherty while goalkeeper Joe Hart was recruited as a free agent in the close season.
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