Paul Robinson claims Spurs should move for player to replace sulking Eriksen

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has insisted that the club should do everything in their power to bring Gareth Bale back to North London in the January transfer window.

Bale has been in and out of the Real Madrid team this season and has come in for heavy criticism in the Spanish capital for his behaviour (Mirror).

The Spanish giants are said to be keen on getting rid of Bale with Eldesmarque reporting last month (as translated by The Sun) that a return to Tottenham was on the cards for the Welshman.

The report claimed that Spurs were ready to offer wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen and £25.7million in exchange for Bale, a deal which the Los Blancos were said to be considering accepting.

Robinson insisted that bringing Bale back to Spurs would serve as a huge boost for the whole club.

When asked if Tottenham should bring him in despite his age and his poor injury record, the former England number one told Football Insider: “I think they should try to get him if they can.

“I think if Eriksen is going to go to Real Madrid, I think that would be the perfect deal for Tottenham and Tottenham supporters.

“He’ll be the perfect fit for Mourinho, he’d give the whole place a lift, rather than have Eriksen who clearly doesn’t want to be there.

“He’s sulking and he’s not happy, it looks like he is going to want to leave. To get someone of Bale’s quality in, as part of a deal, if that’s possible then it’ll be great.”

Spurs Web Opinion

As special as it would be to see Bale back in Tottenham colours, the deal doesn’t make too much sense once you take the emotional side out of it. The Welshman will need to take a massive wage cut for the deal to even be a possibility. Even if he does agree to do so, I would prefer the club to sign a younger player like Jarrod Bowen who has the potential to develop into a top player.

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