In light of his recent resurgence, it has been suggested that Spurs are interested in having the Welsh winger for a second season.
Jose Mourinho insists Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham lies in the hands of Real Madrid, explaining that the player’s parent club will decide where he will continue next season.
Bale struggled for form and fitness in the first few months after his return to Tottenham but lately has been showing encouraging signs that he is back to his absolute best.
The 31-year-old has seven direct goal contributions – four goals & three assists – in his last four games across all competitions.
Spurs signed him on a season-long loan from Real Madrid in September. And his return to form has sparked conversations that the club want the Welshman to stay beyond this season.
“He is not a Tottenham player so Real Madrid have everything in their hands,” Mourinho responded when asked to comment on the speculations, as BBC reports.
“I just have a player on loan and I am trying to take the best out of the player for Tottenham Hotspur.”
“We try to take care of the player we have on loan for us but also for the respect we have for the club who loans the player.
“If you want to ask anything about Gareth’s future ask your colleagues in Madrid to ask [Zinedine] Zidane.”