Tottenham interim boss Ryan Mason has given a rave verdict on Gareth Bale but is not sure whether the Wales winger will stay at the North London club next season.
The Wales winger decided to rejoin his former clubTottenham
last September after falling out of pecking order under
, but he is set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu for the 2021-22 campaign.
According to reports carried by AS, the 31-year-old is focused on spending the next season withReal Madrid
, before hanging up his boots for good.
Asked whether Bale could stay with Spurs for 2021-22, Mason said:
"I am not sure, I have not had those conversations.
"The club will have those conversations at the end of the season. After this game at the weekend he goes back to his parent club. He is a Real Madrid player.
"These conversations, these situations, I am not sure of. I just know hopefully he's going to help us at the weekend."
Mason hit back at those suggestions claiming the Wales international is holding something back for the upcoming European Championship.
"I completely disagree with that personally. I can only speak of my experience in this last five weeks with Gareth. He's scored four goals for this football club in that time. He's been excellent," Mason said, speaking ahead of Tottenham's season finale at Leicester City on Sunday.
Looking at Bale’s performance in the 2-0 victory over Wolves, Mason said:
"Last weekend I think was the most minutes he's played in the Premier League all season, pushing close to 90 minutes.
"In terms of Gareth's commitment and Gareth's quality, I think his commitment has been fully there in this moment that I've been here and in terms of his quality, his quality is never going to leave him. I think you see that every time he's on the football pitch."