Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett believes that Tottenham Hotspur could win the league title this season with the addition of the Welshman to their squad but admitted it is not a pleasant idea for him since he supports the club’s North London rivals, Arsenal.
Reports indicate that the Welshman has now fully recovered from his injury and is set to make his Tottenham debut in the London derby against West Ham United next Sunday (Telegraph).
The Tottenham players and staff are said to have been blown away by the 31-year-old’s drive and quality in training this week (Football.London), and some Spurs fans are excited to potentially see him run out at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Barnett admitted that Bale was always going to say yes when Tottenham came knocking, given the love he has for the club.
He told Sky Sports: “He loves it [at Tottenham]. The most important thing is he has got a smile back on his face and that he’s enjoying life.
“It had to be somewhere he wanted to go. For him, it wasn’t about money. If he was going to go somewhere it was going to be somewhere that he’d enjoy.
“He’s had offers and it wasn’t right for him. When Tottenham came knocking, it was right.
“He’s had a hard time and now he’s going to enjoy himself. He deserves to be happy. He’s been probably one of Britain’s best ambassadors.”
Barnett also boldly asserted that Bale is still one of the top three or four players in world football and insisted that he could help the Lilywhites win their first league title since 1962.
When asked what Bale’s ambitions were, the 70-year-old said: “Win the Premier League, without a doubt.
“Tottenham have got a good squad, a great coach and with Gareth’s help I’m sure they will get very close. You only have to see the results from last week to see that it’s open.
“It kills me to say that because I’m an Arsenal supporter, but that’s the reality.
“He has nothing to prove to anybody. He’s won more than anybody else. He was one of the best three or four players in the world and I think he still is. If he succeeds, great, If not, he’s been there and done it. But, I think he will succeed.”
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