Opinion: How 2012 agreement can help Tottenham re-sign Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid over the potential re-signing of Gareth Bale and also want to land left-back Sergio Reguilon, according to BBC Sport

On face value, while very exciting, it seems hard to see how Spurs can find an agreement to bring the devastating attacker back to North London given the star’s massive wages. 

Regardless of whether it is a loan move or permanent deal that Tottenham are pursuing, and the report suggests both are on the table, Daniel Levy will need to work some magic for a transfer to get over the line. 

One thing that should be in Spurs’ favour and that the chairman must revisit is an agreement signed in 2012. 

When Tottenham sold Luka Modric to Madrid, the two clubs penned an agreement to work more closely together in relation to ‘players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships’. 

While the Spaniards may have leveraged this to land Bale from Spurs ahead of other suitors in 2013, the Lilywhites are yet to see any benefit from what looks like an empty agreement – which looks to have expired. 

Tottenham fans were critical and sceptical when this ‘partnership’ was announced – but Levy would surely have the last laugh if it somehow played role in securing an exciting double deal for Bale and Reguilon.