Former Tottenham Hotspur hero Gareth Bale has declared that he would love to return to the club and the Premier League before his career is over, as reported by BT.com.
The Welsh international winger has established himself as one of the best players in his position in the world in recent years, and secured a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid as a result, with his move last summer costing the Spanish club £80 million.
Spurs tried to deal with the departure of Bale last summer by signing a significant number of players, but they failed to gel and the north London club struggled as a result.
They have started the new season well, however, with new manager Mauricio Pochettino improving his side’s displays since his arrival.
Bale has impressed while at Real, winning the Copa del Rey and the Champions League last season in his first year at the club.
He has, however, said that he wouldn’t mind a move back one day, saying: “The fans have been unbelievable with me.
“They’ve supported me through the bad times and believed in me and I’ll never forget the great European nights at White Hart Lane. They were amazing.
“Tottenham will always have a place in my heart. I hope the fans still love me even though I’ve moved on. I hope they understand that obviously Real Madrid is a massive, massive club and that they respect my decision.
“From the moment Real Madrid put the offer in it was obviously difficult. [Tottenham] was somewhere I felt so comfortable and so happy – it was difficult to leave but when Real Madrid come in it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“I love all the Tottenham fans and hopefully one day, you never know, I could be back.”