The Welshman scored two and supplied the assist for Harry Kane’s goal in Spurs’ comfortable 4-0 win over the Clarets on Sunday.
Gareth Bale scored two and supplied the assist for Harry Kane’s goal in Tottenham’s 4-0 win
If Bale performs, Madrid are more likely to get his wages off their books which will reportedly help their chances of signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe
Bale’s deal is worth around £13million-a-year with Tottenham covering a large percentage of his wages during his season-long loan this campaign.
Real have been long-admirers of Mbappe but the LaLiga giants, more so than most clubs, are feeling the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The report claims that Real need to get Bale’s wages off the books to have any chance of trying to lure Mbappe away from France. The 22-year-old earns in the region of £375,000 a week and his contract expires in the summer of 2022.
PSG want a fee of at least £174m (€200m) for their star man this summer should he not pen a fresh deal and his salary demands would exceed £26m (€30m) a year, according to Le Parisien.
Bale, whose contract at Real is also due to run out next summer, is not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans after falling out of favour at the Bernabeu before his sensational return to Spurs last year.
The 31-year-old’s second stint at Spurs, who could look to agree terms with Bale for another season, have been disrupted by injuries and fitness issues but he was back to his best at the weekend with a man-of-the-match display on his third league start.
Real have been long-admirers of Mbappe but the LaLiga giants, president Florentino Perez (pictured), more so than most clubs, are feeling the financial impact of Covid
Prior to Sunday he had scored just once and supplied one assist in eight Premier League matches.
The Wales international has largely been used by manager Jose Mourinho in Tottenham’s Europa League campaign and cup competitions this season. Bale has notched three goals and provided one assist as Spurs have reached the last 16 in Europe.
Mourinho claimed there is not a manager in the world who wouldn’t play Bale ‘if he’s in form’ but conceded he can’t him in every game following victory.
Bale doesn’t feature in Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real and fell out of favour before Spurs return
‘Gareth is a very experienced guy, he knows his body better than anyone,’ he said. ‘It would be very nice for me now to say that I handled the situation amazingly well. I’m not that kind of guy.
‘Sometimes people write things, and sometimes, some of you like to imagine stories, to say things that are not really true, but there is not one single manager in the world that doesn’t play Gareth Bale if Gareth Bale is in very good condition.
‘It’s not just about the two goals he scored, it’s fundamentally about his physical performance. Now he’s not flat. Now he has ups and downs in the speed he brings to his actions. His condition is very good.
‘A player that gives me this kind of performance of course I want to play him on Thursday and on Sunday, and I want to play him next week against Dinamo Zagreb but I don’t think I can.’