Gareth Bale is ‘not happy’ and ‘disappointed’ with how his return to Tottenham has gone, claims former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon … and he doubts Los Blancos would be able to pay Harry Kane the best summer goal.
- Ramon Calderon says Gareth Bale is “not happy” with his loaned Spurs return
- Bale said he expected to return to Madrid once his one-year loan expired
- The ex-Real president also suggested they couldn’t afford to sign Harry Kane
- Kane would be Los Blancos’ main transfer target in the summer period
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has said that Gareth Bale is ‘not happy’ with his return to Tottenham and doubts Los Blancos would be able to pay Harry Kane.
This week, Bale said he expected to return to Madrid as soon as his one-year lease came to an end, with one more year to go on his contract in the Spanish capital.
The Welshman appeared to be returning to something close to his best form, with Spurs scoring six goals in six games between February and March, but Jose Mourinho dropped him for their 2-0 win against Aston Villa after reportedly not covered. the impression was of his work pace.
Gareth Bale is “not happy with his time at Tottenham,” said the former Real Madrid president
Ramon Calderon (left) suggested Madrid couldn’t afford to sign Harry Kane (right) this summer
“He’s not happy with his time at Tottenham and Mourinho doesn’t seem very happy either,” said Calderon. talkSPORT
“He doesn’t count on him in many games and Bale is disappointed and maybe that’s why he wants to come back.”
Bale played just 12 Premier League games this season and sat on the bench for the trip to Aston Villa after coming on in the 60th minute of Spurs’s humiliating Europa League exit on the last 16 to Dinamo Zagreb.
Mourinho’s side were dumped in overtime by Mislav Orsic’s hat-trick, despite going 2-0 in the away game, and the Portuguese manager is said to be especially concerned about Bale’s lack of defensive efforts.
The winger admitted it was ‘nice to get away’ on international service with Wales, while things at club level were not going according to plan.
“The main reason I came to Spurs this year was that I wanted to play football in the first place, but at Euro 2020 I wanted to be match-fit,” he said.
‘The original plan was to only do a season with Spurs and after the European Championship I have another year to go with Real Madrid. My plan, of course, is to go back and that’s as far as I planned.
‘I always think that if things aren’t going well at your club, it’s nice to get away. Especially mentally, it can certainly be an advantage to get away from the club environment.
What we need to do now is focus on these few games for Wales, which are very important to us. We forget club life and concentrate on it. ‘
Bale’s tumultuous relationship with Madrid fans is well documented, with the Welshman booed a number of times at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Calderon said he would have to work hard to win back supporters if he returned to Zinedine Zidane’s side.
“Fans are very volatile, it depends on his performance,” he said in the interview with talkSPORT.
“ If he’s going to play well and score goals like he did when he came, fans will support him.
Calderon said Bale would have to work hard to win back Real’s fans if he returned to Madrid
Kane was seen as a better alternative to Kylian Mbappé (left) and Erling Haaland (right)
‘But if he isn’t, trouble will come again. This club is very demanding, I remember with Zidane they scolded him for the first five months because they thought we paid a lot of money for a player who didn’t play as they expected.
‘I’m sure fans will support him if he does well.’
Reports in Spain suggested that Madrid had identified Spurs forward Kane as their main summer transfer target as a viable alternative to the coveted Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.
Los Blancos is said to be more confident about making a deal with Kane’s brother and agent, Charlie, than with any of Mbappé and Haaland’s representatives.
But Calderon expressed doubts about signing the English star, given the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Real and the costly ongoing renovation of the Santiago Bernabeu.
‘It’s always rumors at this time of the season. They’re talking about Mbappé, Haaland… too many players, ”he added.
‘We are not in the best economic shape because we are renovating our stadium and we are spending a lot of money.
‘It becomes difficult to spend money in the summer. We always try to attract good players, we have been doing that for years. ‘