Tottenham supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side go down 3-1 at home to Premier League champions-elect Manchester City on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their meeting with the Citizens high on confidence following a five-match winning streak in the league, a run which has all but sealed their place in the Champions League next season. However, Spurs were unable to get the better of Pep Guardiola’s side at Wembley on Saturday, with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan, and Raheem Sterling securing all three points for the North West outfit, in turn leaving Pochettino’s Tottenham fourth in the Premier League with five games to go.
Consequently, there have been many disappointed Spurs fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are sincerely hoping that their team can get back to winning ways when they travel to relegation-threatened Brighton on Tuesday.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Tottenham supporters to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that Manchester United are no longer in the running for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.
And with Spurs also thought to be keen on re-signing the Welshman, Pochettino’s side surely won’t get a better chance to seal a big deal for the forward this summer.
Ultimately, the 28-year-old has found the going tough at the Bernabeu this season, with just 16 La Liga starts to show for his efforts so far, and only three in the Champions League.
In fact, there has been talk throughout the season that Zinedine Zidane’s men could seek to offload Bale come the summer, and when given a chance to impress by starting against Juventus in midweek, the Wales international did little of the sort, and was actually hauled off at half time.
Thus, it would suggest that Bale is coming towards the end of his time in the Spanish capital, and coupled with United reportedly out of the running for the forward, Spurs must surely sense as good an opportunity as ever to re-sign the 28-year-old, five years after he left for Real.
Clearly, while the attacking ranks at Tottenham are strong, there’s little doubting that Pochettino’s side would benefit from Bale’s arrival, with the Welshman possessing the sort of pace and trickery that saw him become one of the best in Europe a few years ago, alongside the ability to produce the goods on the big stage having netted in the 2014 Champions League final.
And with question marks still remaining over Spurs in those big matches, as evidenced by their inability to finish off Juventus in the Champions League last month, Bale’s arrival would certainly help them in that respect.
Yes, Inter Milan are also thought to be keen on Bale this summer, but having already enjoyed a great spell at Tottenham between 2008 and 2013, and reportedly eyeing up a Premier League return, the 28-year-old may well like the chance to re-sign for Spurs.
And with United seemingly out of the picture, the North London outfit surely won’t get a better chance to seal Bale’s return than this summer.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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