TOTTENHAM are reportedly monitoring Gareth Bale’s situation with a view to a possible third spell at the club.
But the Welshman is also attracting interest from other Premier League clubs as he reviews his options in the summer window.
Bale, 32, is a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expired at the end of the 2021/22 season.
He has been linked with a return to Wales to join Championship team Cardiff, as well as a third stint at Spurs.
The five-time Champions League winner joined White Hart Lane in 2007 and has spent an incredibly fruitful six years with the club.
In 2013 he then moved to Real Madrid for what was then a world record transfer fee.
But when he ran out of playing time at the Bernabeu, the forward returned to Tottenham for a season in 2020.
Spurs have dampened their interest in recruiting him again, according to the BBC, although director of football Fabio Paratici is said to still be overseeing him.
And there are other Premier League teams that have been linked with Bale’s services.
Newcastle and Aston Villa are both steamed as potential targets for the ex-Southampton man.
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And newcomers Nottingham Forest are also watching him with Welsh coach Steve Cooper at the helm.
Speaking about his future earlier this month, Bale ruled out a move to Getafe, saying: “I want to play in the World Cup to be as fit as possible. If I play football regularly, my body becomes stronger and better.
“It’s very difficult when you get in and out of a team. I have games to play and I’ll be ready to go.
“Of course I don’t play football for the money. I want to play to get fit for the competition and to help the club I’m at.
“Whoever I go to it’s going to be a win-win because I’m going to play, hopefully play well and get ready for the World Cup.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5567828/tottenham-gareth-bale-transfer-newcastle-aston-villa/ Tottenham are monitoring Gareth Bale’s situation but aren’t the only Premier League club considering a free transfer