Tottenham Hotspur may have managed to qualify for the Champions League for another season but they are yet to lift a trophy under Mauricio Pochettino. He will use this summer transfer window to improve the first team for the next season and this has seen Spurs linked with some exciting names recently.
But one player they could end up signing this summer is Gareth Bale.
Spurs Have Buy-Back Option On Bale
Having spoken about his lack of game time under Zinedine Zidane after the Champions League final in Kyiv, Bale has literally put himself in the transfer market this summer and it is understood that Manchester United are close to landing him this summer.
But a story from The Times today reveals that Tottenham Hotspur inserted a buy-back clause in Bale’s contract back in 2013 when he moved to Real Madrid, which can still be activated. It does not reduce the asking price but gives Spurs a better chance to sign Bale than United. So should Pochettino take up this option?
Gareth Bale – One Of The Best
Having spent most of his time in London as a full-back, the Welsh winger will be a different beast if he does move back to England this summer. At 29, he is at his prime as a footballer and is easily one of the best wingers in the world at the moment.
His injury history is a bit deflating, but he has missed just 14 games in the entire season, which is not too bad for a player tagged as ‘injury prone’. He did miss 20+ games last season but potential suitors will want to ignore those numbers, thanks to the quality he brings to the side.
A quick and athletic player, with a shot power that can beat keepers constantly from outside the box, Bale showed in the UCL final in Kyiv, just why he is regarded as a dangerous player around Europe. He is among the best footballers in the world at the moment and is exactly what Spurs need to add to their side, to turn into title contenders next season.
Bale Can Make Spurs Title Contenders
Pochettino has usually stuck with a simple recruitment plan of signing young stars who have the potential to turn into superstars. He has hardly ever signed an established star and Bale will be the kind of a high profile signing Pochettino usually does not prefer.
But the fact that Spurs have failed to land any silverware in such a recruitment model might make the Argentine thing again this summer. If he does decide to spend on a superstar of football, there are very few who can better Bale at the moment.
Having previously played for the club, Bale can slot in easily and can play on the right flank, with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane all completing the front four for Spurs. This is easily one of the most formidable attacks in Europe and will make Spurs one of the favourites to go all the way in the Premier League next season.