KEY POINTS

  • Gareth Bale is set to return to Real Madrid
  • Spurs boss Ryan Mason suggests the team wants Bale to stay
  • The four-time Champions League champion will make an announcement after the Euros

Tottenham might be considering prolonging the stay of one of its most notable players of the past season.

In respect to his season-long loan deal at Tottenham, Gareth Bale is now due to return to his parent club Real Madrid.

However, based on Spurs’ current acting boss Ryan Mason’s latest comments, it appears that the English side is not keen on bringing the Wales captain back to Bernabeu yet.

“I’m not going to speak about individuals when it comes to this summer and next season,” Mason said during a media conference after Tottenham’s final game of the English Premier League season. “We need to appoint a manager first but in terms of Gareth [Bale], yes he produced moments of brilliance.”

While Harry Kane evidently is still the Tottenham’s top performer this season, Mason is also convinced that Bale has also “proven” that he is one of the best players in the sport.

“I’ve said all along that Gareth won’t lose this,” he continued. “You don’t overnight lose that ability to produce moments when you’re that good. He’s proven that over a decade and he’s been excellent for me and he’s been excellent today as well.”

Addressing the on-going talks about his future, Bale revealed that he has already made a decision but will not disclose any information until after this summer’s Euros to prevent "chaos.”

"It just has to happen after the Euros," Bale told  Sky Sports of his decision." I know what I'm doing but it'll just cause chaos if I say anything now."

Gareth Bale Gareth Bale scored a brace to lead Real Madrid to their third successive Champions League title. In this picture, Bale of Real Madrid celebrates following his side's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, May 26, 2018. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett, on the other hand, had earlier given potential suitors an idea of what it would take for them to land the four-time UEFA Champions League winner.

"They would have to have a lot of money and they would have to be one that he has an interest in playing for," Barnett told  Sky Sports News "That rules out a lot of clubs. He had a tough ride and I don't think that should have been necessary.”

"He came as one of the best players in the world,” he added. “Sure, he had a few injuries and a few fitness problems but once they were over, all he needed was to be played in the right position and to be played constantly to get back into the rhythm.”

Ultimately, Barnett bared that Bale’s decision will most likely depend on what’s in it for his personal life.

"He has been given that opportunity and you can see how he plays," Barnett stated. "I think with Gareth, like a lot of players, he has to enjoy his life and then you do well."