On the day Real Madrid contracted with Welsh star Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013 and paid for his transfer of 100 million euros, there was talk in the media at the time about the successor to the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who would complete the latter's career and lead the royal to titles.
However, in the last three years, especially last season, the player turned into a burden that must be eliminated, until it came to removing any trace of the player in the team, and he turned into a pariah from coach Zinedine Zidane and the management behind him.
But it seems that Bale's nightmare at the Bernabeu has come to an end, or almost after the Meringue entered into negotiations with the "Spurs" regarding the return of the Welsh international winger to the ranks of the English club.
Jonathan Barnett, Bill's agent, 31, confirmed the news, adding, "Gareth still loves Tottenham, we are in talks, it's the place he wants to be."
But why did Real pay a record amount at the time to sign Bale - who won several titles with Real, including 4 in the Champions League - from Tottenham in 2013?
Bale was one of the most prominent rising talents in the Premier League, as the player who joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2007 has achieved impressive numbers in 6 years with the Spurs shirt:
He scored 56 goals and scored another 58 in 203 matches
Twice won the Premier League Player of the Year award (2010-2011 and 2011-2012)
Won the Premier League Player of the Year award by the English Football Writers Association (2012-2013)
Winner of the Best Young Player award in England (2012-2013)