Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs striker Darren Bent has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino’s side is one of only two clubs who could win the battle to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
The Welshman, who is priced at £76m by Madrid (Sport), is facing a summer of turmoil, after losing his place completely in the Spanish giants’ starting eleven under Zinidine Zidane.
Ever since he left north London in 2013, Bale has ocassionally been linked with a romantic return to his former club.
But this summer appears to be the best opportunity yet for Tottenham to bring back the attacker, who finished as top scorer in his last season in Spurs colours.
Bale’s high wages will remain the primary worry for Tottenham, regarding any potential deal to sign him.
But the Welshman’s familiarity with Spurs could be the deciding factor if he is indeed set to return to the Premier League
Therefore, Bale’s former teammate, Darren Bent, has stated that the Welshman could favour a move back to Tottenham.
He told Sky Sports: “I can see him coming back [to England] but where is the difficulty,”
“You look at Spurs and he knows the club, they’re going in the right direction, a new stadium, brilliant manager, young team.
“He’ll go to where suits him best and he’ll have a number of options. When you look at the teams in the Premier League, it comes down to Tottenham and Manchester United.”