Gareth Bale’s agent insists there was ‘no chance’ for a Tottenham return in January… and Welsh star ‘believes there’s still a future at Real Madrid.
The Real Madrid star was linked with a shock return to north London which saw Spurs chairman Daniel Levy fly out to the Spanish capital to try and negotiate a deal for the 30-year-old.
However, no move came to fruition with Bale’s mammoth £600,000-a-week wages proving to be a huge stumbling block for both parties.
Asked if Jose Mourinho’s men were ever an option, Barnett told talkSPORT: “No.
“Gareth still believes there is a future for him at Real Madrid.
“He has two and a half years left on his contract, he has a wife and three children who are very happy and settled. Fortunately, he can pick and choose where he plays.
“And let’s be realistic, for most clubs he’s out of their league, financially. It’s easy for people to say ‘give up the money and play somewhere else’ but it’s not always about money. He’s happy in Madrid and his kids have grown up there, his family is settled.”
On whether a move back to Spurs may be an option in 2022, Barnett added: “I don’t think so, no.
“When his contract is up, he will sit down and decide what he wants to do.”
With the transfer window now closed, Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett insisted that there were never any negotiations between Spurs and his client and that the Premier League outfit wouldn’t be able to afford his wages.
When asked if Tottenham approached Bale over a move, Barnett told talkSPORT: ‘No. [Levy] may have [visited Madrid], it’s not for me to say whether he did or didn’t.
‘Gareth is very happy over there. And let’s be realistic: for most clubs, he is out of their league, financially.
‘It is all well and good to say, “give up that money and go and play somewhere else”, but it is not all about money. It is about his lifestyle and his children, who have grown up in Madrid.
Bale currently has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Real and is intent on staying put in Madrid.