Spurs Media Watch: Bale transfer boost & Son Heung-min injury news
Wednesday 18th March
Gareth Bale’s chances of returning home to Tottenham Hotspur given a boost
Football may have ground to a halt until April 4th at the earliest but that hasn’t stopped the Spurs transfer rumour mill from turning in full force. In fact, the apparent lack of football has boosted the transfer rumour activity in the national tabloids.
There is always one Spurs transfer rumour that always seems to appear a lot more frequently than other rumours and that is the return of Gareth Bale to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Bale left Spurs in 2013 for Real Madrid in what was a world record transfer at the time but the Welsh wizard has struggled to fully integrate himself and settle into the Spanish capital.
His career at Real Madrid has been by no means a failure and Bale won the club a Champions League in 2018 with a fantastic solo performance but Bale has refused to adhere to the politics behind the scenes at the Bernabeu which has seen him come under fire by managers and playing staff.
This unrest has often linked him with a move back to Tottenham Hotspur – where he’s still adored by Spurs fans and seen as a club icon. However, the consistent stumbling block that has stopped the transfer moving is Gareth Bale’s huge wages and the sizeable transfer fee that Madrid are requesting.
However, reports today have emerged that Gareth Bale will be allowed to leave Real Madrid on a free this summer which has re-ignited Tottenham’s interest in the forward. The Express are reporting that Madrid are now willing to Bale go on a free this summer and that Spurs are said to be extremely interesting in making a move for him having tried to reportedly sign him last January.
Gareth Bale reportedly earns £450,000 a week so unless he moves to China or PSG, it’s thought that Bale would have to take a pay cut to facilitate a move away from Madrid but now he could leave on a free which alleviates the problem of Spurs paying for both wages and a transfer fee. The news swings in favour of Tottenham Hotspur completing the deal and it’s thought that Bale would welcome a return to the UK and especially his former club THFC.
It still remains to be seen whether a deal can be done for Gareth Bale to return home to Spurs but be sure to keep checking back on our Spurs Media Watch page to keep updated with all the latest transfer news surrounding Spurs.
Son Heung-min returns back to training
Spurs were dealt another massive injury blow when they learnt that the injury picked up by Son Heung-min at Aston Villa was worse than first feared and the South Korean had to fly back to his home-land to have surgery on his broken arm. The surgery was set to keep Son out for the rest of the season but with the Premier League postponed until further notice, Son could still yet make a return for Spurs and play a part in whatever the rest of the season looks like.
The South-Korean didn’t return back to England straight after his operation and had been self-isolating due to the Coronavirus outbreak that has affected football clubs internationally. The decision to self-isolate due to Coronavirus was said to be a precautionary measure and not a reactive measure. However, Son Heung-min has now returned to England and is now back at Hotspur Way training ground and has started rehabilitation treatment for the surgery he underwent.
This news was broken by sports journalist Alasdair Gold via his Twitter page.
He was expected back to do rehab at the training ground at the start of this week.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 17, 2020
Spurs could yet see Steven Bergwijn, Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min all return before the end of the season despite all of them being out with lengthy injuries. It was thought that Harry Kane may have returned before the end of the season before the Premier League was suspended. To have all of those players back and firing on all cylinders for Spurs could mean Tottenham finish the season on a high and Spurs may even qualify for Champions League football but of course, this all speculation until the Premier League announce what is going to happen with the remainder of the season.