The Real Madrid outcast is said to be nearing a loan move back to the Premier League.
In a stunning turn of events, bookmakers have slashed odds on Gareth Bale re-joining Tottenham Hotspur. Having been priced as long as 11/4 at one point yesterday, Spurs are now heavily odds-on at 1/5.
The betting market has fluctuated hugely over the past week as rumours pointed to both Spurs and Manchester United being interested in signing Bale.
Manchester United were actually as short as 6/5 yesterday, but have since drifted way out to 7/1 this morning. In the last 24 hours, 74% of bets have gone on Tottenham, compared to just 23% for United.
The Welshman is now priced at 5/1 to stay at Real Madrid this summer, with his departure edging ever closer.
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Displaying a permanent grin when on international duty with Wales, spending more of his time on the golf course than with his club and personifying boredom in the stands during matches – it’s been no secret that Gareth Bale’s heart isn’t at Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old’s agent is reported to have said he is keen for a move back to the club he left in 2013. Meanwhile, there are rumours Dele Alli could be sent the other way as a makeweight for the loan deal.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Most people take Gareth Bale rumours with a pinch of salt. After all, they come round twice a year without fail.
“Now it seems the time has finally come for him to actually leave Madrid behind and while United appeared a more realistic destination for him and his wage bill, a stunning move back to Spurs is where the bookies are pointing.”