Tottenham will have to pay just £15.3m to sign transfer target

Jose Mourinho clapping

The last year has been a whirlwind for Tottenham Hotspur. 

They went from playing in a Champions League final to sacking their manager, hiring Jose Mourinho and then finishing sixth.

In Mourinho's case, it's the story of how the mighty have fallen. 

He has failed to galvanise this Spurs team and now their former boss Mauricio Pochettino, could become Barcelona's manager according to Catalan radio.

It's crazy how football works, but sometimes you just have to sit there and admire the stories that it conjures up.

If Pochettino joins Barca, it would be evidence of the rash decision Daniel Levy made towards the tail end of 2019. After all, he is one of the most impressive young coaches in the modern game.

Speaking of La Liga, Spurs could soon have their very own taste of the Spanish game.

Pochettino

Reports last week emerged that Tottenham wanted to bring Gareth Bale back to north London.

Initially touted with re-signing on a loan deal, a fresh update has emerged on the Welshman's future at Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane left him out of the squad to face Manchester City last weekend and his future is now even more uncertain in the Spanish capital.

So much so that they've lowered their asking price for the attacker to an incredibly measly fee.

For any side wanting to sign Bale this summer, they will have to pay just €17m (£15.3m) for his services - that's per SPORT.

Considering he arrived at the Bernabeu for £85m, they're set to make a huge loss on the 31-year-old.

Gareth Bale in Real Madrid training

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

This would be a fairytale return for a player who could improve Spurs considerably.

Bale might more focused on golf at the moment, but it's easy to forget just how good he is. The winger has won four Champions League trophies with Los Blancos and has enjoyed seasons where he's scored 19 and 16 goals in two separate La Liga campaigns.

Spurs don't necessarily have issues scoring goals - Harry Kane is an example - but any side in the Premier League would only benefit from signing a player of Bale's calibre. 

He was described as "scary" by Harry Redknapp earlier this year when the former Tottenham manager revealed a situation where he almost loaned him out.

"You looked at him and he had everything. What a player," Redknapp commented

Gareth Bale against Manchester City

That may have been a number of year ago, but you look at Bale now and you realise that he still has a lot of the qualities that made him a genuine world-class winger.

He is still incredibly quick and isn't shy to take an effort at goal, taking 2.1 shots per game this season. His dribbling stats have decreased a little bit, but that's mainly because he's not starting as much.

At Tottenham, he'd surely be one of the first names on the teamsheet. 

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