Gareth Bale's return to Tottenham hasn't quite been the fairytale story everyone expected, and now his future is up in the air as a second season with Jose Mourinho's side seems "unlikely".
The 31-year-old has made 12 appearances across all competitions, but only four have come in the Premier League, and just one of his league appearances has been a start. Most of his appearances have come in the Europa League, as he struggles for regular playing time.
Now, according to the Times, Spurs are reportedly "unlikely" to extend Bale's loan for a second season. The Welshman will have 18 months remaining on his deal with Real Madrid and will return to the Spanish capital when his loan spell ends.
Former Spurs defender Jason Cundy claimed that Bale was a 'bad' signing for the north London side and insisted that he sees no future for him at the club. "It’s looking like an increasingly strange signing, isn’t it?" he told talkSPORT.
“I know the Spurs fans were excited about it and I was too, I was looking forward to seeing what Gareth Bale was going to turn up and what we were going to see from him. But we’ve not seen anything, have we? We haven’t seen anything of him.
“So far, you’d have to say it’s been a bad signing. He looks happy, but he’s not really got the game time. Not to start against Marine, I found that very odd. I wonder what the future holds for Gareth at Spurs, because he’s on a huge contract; from what we know they’re paying some of it and Real Madrid are paying a large part of it.
“But even so, I don’t think Spurs are getting value for money at the moment. I think Spurs fans will be largely disappointed that he hasn’t been given more of a chance. The question is, why hasn’t he?
“Does Jose look at him and think: ‘You’re not quite what I thought I was going to get’?”