Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims that the club’s former star Gareth Bale could return to White Hart Lane if favourable conditions persist.
Bale became the world’s most expensive player after his £ 85 million move from Tottenham to Real Madrid. He has since been able to lift several trophies including the Champions League, but there has always been in doubt surrounding him. This is down to the domination of Cristiano Ronaldo over every other player in the squad. The Portuguese superstar was expected to be sold, but he has become far more important as the years have progressed.
Bale continues to be ranked as one of the key players, but his importance has certainly diminished in the last few months. Rafa Benitez was a manager who saw Bale as a key ingredient in the team, but he has just been sacked. Zinedine Zidane has been appointed in his place. The Real Madrid legend is expected to tilt in favour of Ronaldo rather than Bale. This has once again started rumours about a potential return to the Premier League for the Welsh superstar. If Bale is set for a return to UK, then Spurs will be one of the teams interested in signing him according to their manager Pochettino.
Even though Bale is likely to favour teams like United, Spurs believe that the player still has a strong attachment. “I think if we have the option to sign him – why not? He’s a great player and a player that can improve our squad,” said Pochettino when asked about the possibility of signing Bale. The same manager, however, recently claimed that the club cannot spend excessively in the transfer window due to their stadium expansion commitment. The project is expected to cost upwards of £500 million and is due for completion in a few years.