An improved run of form has bolstered Gareth Bale’s prospects of a Premier League stay ahead of the summer transfer window.
Gareth Bale has been tipped for a reunion with former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti at Everton this summer.
The 31-year-old has enjoyed a strong second-half to the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Tottenham, having managed eight goals and two assists in his last 11 Premier League games.
This upturn in form has sparked speculation of his loan deal with Spurs becoming a permanent one at the end of the season.
Tottenham have the first option to bring Bale back to the club next season on the same terms as they have him now, roughly 40 per cent of his huge salary at Real Madrid.
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But while Bale insists the plan is to return to parent club Real Madrid for now, Dean Windass has suggested Everton could sign him instead.
“If you said to me Everton were signing him without Ancelotti, I would have probably said no,” the former Hull City forward told This is Futbol.
“But Ancelotti is a big pull, he’s been around football for a long time and managed some of the biggest clubs in the world.
“So if he comes calling, it’s up to Gareth, footballers hold all the cards, managers don’t. So, if that conversation has come around.”
Bale previously played under Ancelotti at Real Madrid between 2013 and 2015. He managed 39 goals and 31 assists in 92 appearances under the Italian and won the Champions League and Copa del Rey titles.