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Gareth Bale. Photo: Getty Images

Gareth Bale. Photo: Getty Images

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Gareth Bale. Photo: Getty Images

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett says he does not think his client will ever return to Tottenham.

The Wales international left Spurs for Real Madrid in 2013 for a then world-record £85million.

But there has not been a transfer window gone by in recent years without him being linked with a return to north London.

Barnett, who has often defended Bale in public after recent difficulties in the Spanish capital, says a move back to Spurs is not likely.

Asked whether it will ever happen, he said: "I don't think so, no. He's in a very fortunate position.

"When his contract is up hopefully he will sit down with me and his family and decide what he wants to do.

"Gareth is very happy over there.

"And let's be realistic, for most clubs he is out of their league, financially.

"It is all well and good to say, 'Go and give up that money and go and play somewhere else', but it is not all about money. It is about his lifestyle."

Barnett insists Bale is happy in Spain and wants to see out his contract at the Bernabeu.

"Gareth believes there is still a future there for him," he added. "He has two-and-a-half more years there, he has a wife and three children who are happy.

"He is still a very important part of Real Madrid. The only people who know what are going on are Zinedine Zidane, Gareth and the president of Real Madrid. They know what is going on."