Spanish champions Real Madrid still counts on Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale despite the fact that the Welshman is not there for the present season. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid are looking up to Gareth Bale to ease their financial worries ahead of next year. Bale is on a season-long loan deal at Premier League table toppers Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid having joined former club Spurs for his second spell at the start of the current campaign.

Real Madrid handed Bale a lucrative new contract worth €30m annually some years ago and that proved to be a stumbling block for the Los Merengues when the Welsh international wanted to leave the club this summer. The La Liga giants had to share his wages with Spurs for him to move to North London. This means that Real Madrid agreed to pay €15m of his €30m wages for this season, while Tottenham Hotspur will pay the remaining €15m.

There are three scenarios for Real Madrid on Gareth Bale as things stand according to the aforementioned report. The first scenario is Real Madrid hoping that Bale will explode to life on familiar surroundings in North London for them to cash in on the 31-year-old attacker rated €25m. The second scenario is for Spurs to retain his services on loan for another season but Real Madrid will have to discuss with the Premier League team on the possibility of the club footing the whole wage bill of the player. The final scenario is for him to return to Real Madrid for the final year of his contract which expires in June 2022.

Real Madrid want to make provisions for the signing of young and quality players like Borussia Dortmund star ErlingHaaland, PSG attacker KylianMbappe and Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga but they have to reduce their wage bill by offloading fringe players like Gareth Bale. The club’s wage bill was reduced from €283m to€265m with the summer departure of playmaker James Rodriguez to Everton and this could be down by €30m if Bale leaves the club next summer.