Opinion: Tottenham fans should forget about high-profile deal – not going to happen

Tottenham Hotspur are consistently linked with new players when transfer windows roll around and this summer is certainly no different.

However, for the last four or five years, a familiar face is always linked with a sensational Spurs return.

Gareth Bale left Tottenham in 2013 for a then world-record fee, joining Real Madrid after being a superstar in North London.

With things not materialising as planned for the Wales international in recent years, talk of a Spurs return has filled newspaper inches and been touted online.

While Bale was an amazing player while at Tottenham, has an affinity for the club and would be an incredible addition this summer, it is just not going to happen.

Spurs have a strict wage structure in place and a tight financial situation to manage due to the new stadium’s cost.

With Harry Kane as Tottenham’s top earner, Daniel Levy is not going to smash this structure to bring Bale back – even landing him on loan would see the club forced to pay more per week than Kane currently receives.

It has been widely circulated the former Spurs star earns a mammoth £600,000 per week in the Spanish capital, making a move anywhere else almost impossible.

While most Tottenham fans are sick and tired of the constant chatter around a Bale return, any harbouring outside hopes of a fairytale reunion should forget about it and focus their energies on something more productive.