Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has urged Gareth Bale to consider a return to Spurs during this summer’s transfer window. The Wales international netted a sublime brace during Real Madrid’s Champions League final triumph over Liverpool on Saturday but doubts continue to linger over his future at the European champions.
As such, Roberts has urged the 28-year-old to return to his former club, who have made great progress under Mauricio Pochettino in recent seasons, he tweeted: “You bloody beauty Gareth Bale get back to Spurs we’re the fans appreciate you and idiots don’t boo you and the manager wants you! Klopp just can’t get over the line these big games.”
Shortly after the Champions League final, Bale refused to commit his future to Real Madrid and stressed that he should have played more under Zinedine Zidane during the campaign. When further asked on his probable plans of returning to the Premier League, the Welshman cited that he would discuss any possibilities with his representative.
Bale’s future has been a topic of speculation over the past 12 months and he now appears to have hinted over the possibility of a fresh challenge. Nevertheless, Spurs may not be in contention to acquire his services with his current wages and transfer valuation beyond the expectations of the club’s hierarchy.
As such, the Welshman appears more likely to join one of Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain, and the former could be deemed as favourites for his signature. United boss Jose Mourinho has held a keen interest in Bale’s services over the past few years and the attacker would certainly bolster the right wing position where the club have struggled to find a constant presence. The likes of Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jesse Lingard have failed to make the position their own over the past 12 months.