Why Tottenham Must Bring Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale To England
One of the greatest footballing stories of our time is that of a young, wiry boy from Cardiff finding his feet in the English Premier League with Southampton before going on to ride the dizzying heights at Tottenham and finally ending up at probably the biggest club in the world. The end? Not yet.
Not yet because Gareth Bale is certainly not done. His goal against Barcelona underlined one thing – he can still be a very effective player when time needs him to be.
Bale has had a roller-coaster journey at Real Madrid, from scoring decisive goals in the Champions League Final to being booed off and demanded to be substituted by the Los Blancos crowd. However, while the debate over whether his performances command such a massive amount will rage on. Bale is a player of unmatched class and talent along with relentless pace.
Tottenham must win him back
While Bale seems to be riding the trough of his wave, he’s still one of the best in the business. On his day, the player can break open defences, leave full-backs panting for breath and deliver inch-perfect crosses for hungry attackers to feast on.
Tottenham Hotspur are a team on the rise and re-signing Bale would stamp their authority on a title claim and make them serious contenders they so desire to be known as.
Buying back Bale isn’t such a bad option either. They can play him down either wing or as a foil for Harry Kane while also recouping some of the fee through his shirt sales alone.
Daniel Levy has seen enough Champions League football and will be looking to build a team that mounts a serious charge across all fronts and Bale could be the man to help him. Tottenham are two or three players short of being a world-class squad and the Welsh winger can be the catalyst for a summer of massive change at the club.
However, one stumbling block could be the fact that Tottenham are moving to a new stadium next season and this would empty the coffers a little bit. Levy should negotiate shrewdly and try to lure the player on a loan-cum-permanent deal, something that Bayern did with James Rodriguez.
Madrid too will want to recuperate some of the money they’ve spent on Bale if not all, in today’s inflated market.
Bale’s fee could also prove decisive in the deal. His wages will certainly not fit Tottenham’s wage structure but if the two parties can iron out the details and make it happen, this could be one of football’s greatest stories.