Opinion: Why Tottenham should do their best to bring Gareth Bale back again

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Signing Gareth Bale for free this summer would be an excellent bit of business from Tottenham – there, I said it!

In the 2020/21 season, Bale proved he can be an asset to the club, whether he starts or comes off the bench to make an impact. In limited game time, Bale still managed to score 11 goals and provide 2 assists in the Premier League alone.

To put that in context, the only players with more goals in the league for Spurs that season were Harry Kane (23)  and Heung Min Son (17).

With the current form of Spurs attackers, namely Kane, Son, and Dejan Kulusevski, Bale would not start. However, with the Welshman’s age that would suit him well. You get the impression he would prefer a season with a bit-part role to stay fit for the World Cup.

But having Bale to bring off the bench when we are struggling to break down low blocks would be an invaluable asset.

Spurs’ only attacking options off the bench in recent games have been Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura. Lucas Moura has not scored a single goal when coming off the bench this season, while Bergwijn seems to be on the way out (Fabrizio Romano and The Athletic).

Bale would be an improvement on both players, in my opinion, coming off the bench to replace Deki towards the end of games, or starting in his place when the Sweden international needs to be rested. Bale can even do a job in a number 9 role.

It would be especially nice to see Bale come back to the Lane for the second time as fans were not allowed in the stadium for most of his last season.

All things considered; I think Bale would be a great option for Spurs to look into this summer!

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