Real Madrid believe Tottenham will cut their losses and send Gareth Bale back at the end of the season as the Welshman struggles to kick-start his second spell at Spurs.
Bale, 31, completed a stunning return to north London on loan in September but has struggled to maintain a consistent level of fitness.
The Wales international’s latest injury issue is a calf problem sustained in the 3-1 win over Stoke in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on December 23.
Bale scored in that cup tie but was forced off at half-time and Sportsmail reported last week that Tottenham will be without Bale for the first few weeks of 2021.
And on Wednesday, reports in Spanish publication AS said that Real chiefs are now fearing that Bale will be sent back to the club at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, rather than Tottenham taking up the option to extend the deal for another season. Read from source….