Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido has urged Gareth Bale to end his time at Real Madrid and return to North London.
Bale’s future at the Spanish giants has been the subject of much speculation and with reported wages of £600,000-a-week, they could find it a tough prospect of trying to find the Welshman a new club before the start of the new campaign (Express).
A report earlier this week in AS claimed that Bale is in no rush to leave the Bernabeu, with an apparent source quote to the player saying he “is not going anywhere” despite his disappointment regarding the snub against Betis where he was an unused substitute in the final match of the La Liga season (AS).
Mido was a Spurs player when Bale made the move from Southampton and believes that a return to his former club could see him rekindle his passion for football and that he would get the respect and admiration he deserves in N17.
The Egyptian appeared as a guest on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast radio show on talkSPORT from 8am on 22/5/19 and said: “I’m hearing that he’s just fed up with it all now, he just wants to retire and play golf – that’s his love,”
“It’s a shame, really.
“I hope that’s not true. I’ve always known Gareth as a top professional, he gave everything for Tottenham and gave everything for Real Madrid and I believe he deserves more respect.
“Honestly, I would love to see him back at Tottenham. I remember his first day at Tottenham, I was there and I remember him being shown around the training ground with his mum and dad as a young boy.”
“I believe if he goes back to Tottenham he will get his desire back,” he added.
“I think Gareth is one of those players who needs to feel loved to play well, and at Tottenham everyone loves him.
“The news that’s coming out now is really bad because you can see there’s something against him at Madrid and he deserves more respect.”
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