Tottenham Hotspur have not added a single player to their squad in the last two transfer windows. While several forwards and midfielders were linked with the club during both windows, no move came to fruition in the end.

Former Spurs striker Clive Allen has asked the club to make a huge statement in the summer by trying to resign Gareth Bale. Bale, of course, made his name at Spurs before moving to Real Madrid in a world record fee in the summer of 2013.

While the Welshman has helped Los Blancos win several trophies including four Champions Leagues, his relationship with the club and the fans has deteriorated badly off late.

The 29-year-old was jeered off the pitch during Real Madrid’s defeat in the El Classico last weekend, giving rise to suggestions that this might be his last season at the Spanish capital.

Clive Allen who worked with Bale during his time as coach at Tottenham has said that Bale is underappreciated at Madrid, and that he would be a fantastic addition for Spurs as they move into their new 62,062 capacity stadium.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Allen said, “I would love to see that happen. Gareth Bale coming back to Spurs, with the new stadium and the way the club is moving forward, I think that would be a massive statement.

“Obviously I was there when he arrived and I worked with him for a number of years. I saw him become an incredible footballer, he matured as a person and he has gone to extraordinary heights and achievements.

“We don’t appreciate him enough. What he has produced at Real Madrid has been nothing short of exceptional. It’s absolutely incredible what he’s done there. I think Gareth has been very unfairly treated at Real Madrid. It’s just incredible they feel that way about him.”

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