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Forget Bale: Tottenham should consider bringing 1 of these 2 players back to the club instead

Our Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern are always hoping to bring back their former fan favourite Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, with the move being very popular amongst them.

Gareth Bale has been strongly linked with a move away from Real Madrid for a couple of years now after he is struggling to regain his place in the side following a series of injuries under Zidane. Indeed, the Welshman would be a welcomed addition to the Lillywhites, although it seems that they would have to fight off Manchester United and Chelsea who are known admirers of Bale.

However, while he was sorely missed at Spurs and a move back would be a great fairytale for the fans, our regulars think that Mauricio Pochettino can find a worthy replacement in some of the other ex-players that maybe wouldn’t cost as much as the Welshman.

Looking at the transfers out over the years, Spurs have certainly let a couple of big-name players leave in a bid to keep the money churning over at White Hart Lane.

With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO potential ex-players that Pochettino should definitely consider moving for this summer…

Gylfi Sigurdsson

The former Spurs man has really impressed in the Premier League for Swansea City and Everton with his high assist ratio, indeed he would fit back into Spurs set up seamlessly and provide another avenue of attacking prowess for Pochettino.

At this stage of his career, the Icelandic man has the vast knowledge of English football and could certainly be a turning point in the teams attacking philosophy.

Bringing back the attacking midfielder could turn out to be a stroke of genius for the Argentine.

Paulinho

In a surprise move in the summer, Paulinho transferred from GZ Evergrande to Barcelona in a big money deal – much to the shock of the punters inside the bar.

Paulinho didn’t make a great first impression in his first spell at Spurs, however, since then he has improved and now is an integral cog in the Barcelona machine with his eight goals and three assists from his 32 La Liga games for the Catalan giants.

With him being currently valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, he could be a good signing to bring back into the fold after a couple of years away.

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