Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge told Football FanCast that Gareth Bale won’t be returning to Tottenham for a third time because Carlo Ancelotti wants to keep him.
Bale was re-signed by Jose Mourinho for a sensational second spell in north London last September.
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And whilst the 32-year-old hardly featured during his opening five months back at the club, he ended with an impressive return of 16 goals and three assists in just 19 starts across all competitions.
Bale had an up and down relationship with Mourinho, but following his departure in April, ended up becoming a regular under Ryan Mason.
However, the reason for Bale’s exit last summer was because his well-publicised relationship with Zinedine Zidane had fallen apart.
But the Frenchman has since left and been replaced by Ancelotti, who bought the winger to the Spanish capital back in 2013, and then won the Champions League with him in their first season together.
Asked whether Spurs could pursue another loan deal for the Welshman, Bridge told Football FanCast:
“One thing I have heard is that Ancelotti wants to keep him, so I don’t know whether has changed there. Let’s face it, Real Madrid don’t have the Galacticos like they used to.
“They’ve just lost Ramos, Varane has gone to Manchester United. Ancelotti is probably thinking, I’ve seen first-hand that there’s still a lot left in the tank for Gareth.”