There was a lot of excitement for Tottenham Hotspur fans when the north London decided to bring Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid in the last transfer window.

However, the forward’s second spell with Spurs has been disappointing and he managed only three goals in 11 appearances in all competitions.

José Mourinho has handed the 31-year-old only one league start and called him off the bench on three more occasions.

On January 7th, Sport reported the former Chelsea manager has ‘lost confidence’ in the player, who has a contract with the La Liga winners until 2022.

Saturday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo states Bale ‘doesn’t triumph at Tottenham’ and the English side are ‘thinking’ of returning him to Los Blancos. They are not ready to keep a player who ‘goes from injury to injury’.

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The Wales international has now returned to training after suffering an injury on December 23rd.

When he returned to London last summer, the ‘perspective of the two teams’ was that the Welshman would be with Spurs until 2022. The reality is he has ‘not lived up to the expectations.’

Therefore, Bale’s potential return to the Santiago Bernabéu is causing a ‘real headache’ for Real Madrid because they had planned to cash in from his sale and use those funds to make new signings in the summer.

With Tottenham ‘willing to return’ the wide-man to the Spanish giants, Real Madrid will have to find a way out for him in the summer.

Bale, for his part, doesn’t want to be at his parent club if Zinedine Zidane’s remains in charge.

In addition to this, Mundo add the player seems to be willing to spend the final season at Real Madrid without playing and collect a net annual salary of €15m.