Gareth Bale, despite playing and performing at Real Madrid, is a big problem for both Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Pérez.
Close to being forced out to China in the summer, the Welshman eventually remained, but the rumours have never gone away, with a return to the Premier League constantly being touted.
While Manchester United remain the constant, Tottenham have been recurring characters in the never-ending saga, and AS in Spain wrote an entire article as to why a return to Spurs would be ideal for Bale.
Brace yourselves, because they make some very compelling points.
Number one is that now the stadium has been built, the club can spend money again, and could be able to offer Bale a ‘stratospheric contract’ in a deal of ‘gigantic dimensions’ that would result in ‘making the dream come true of a lot of North London of seeing him in Tottenham colours again’.
Secondly, AS reckon he would be the ‘galáctico’ Spurs need to ‘relaunch the project’, as he’s ‘one of the best players in the world’, one of the ‘great stars’, and his arrival would be a ‘complete boost’ to ‘re-hook’ a fanbase who are starting to accept this bad start to the season might not just be a blip.
Their third point is the ‘slump’ down the left hand side, as Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen or even summer signing Ryan Sessegnon are yet to make the role their own this year, meaning it’s ideal for Gareth Bale to return and stamp his mark there just like he did all those years ago.
Point four is that, over of the course of his career, the Wales international’s spell at Tottenham remains his best individually, the one where he made a name for himself and became the superstar Real Madrid felt the need to spend a huge amount of cash on.
Five is the fact adaptation to his “new” surroundings wouldn’t take long, since he already knows the club, London and the league, fully aware of what is needed and expected of him in the Premier League and at Tottenham.
Finally, point number six is that he ‘wouldn’t have issues with the language’ because, well, duh…
Obviously they’re referring to the fact he still doesn’t really speak Spanish all that well after all his years in Madrid, and it remains one of the ‘barriers’ that have impeded him during his time there.
Still, point six could have gone with point five.
So, Tottenham fans, are you convinced?