When Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham over the Summer, the vast majority of Lilywhite fans were understandably in a euphoric mood.
Many would have been harbouring high hopes of the Welshman recapturing his form upon his return, but this has not proved to be the case thus far.
As it stands, the 31-year-old has made just twelve appearances in all competitions following his return, scoring four goals (TransferMarkt) – one of those being the important winner at home to Brighton.
However, some are now starting to question whether it was the right move for the Lilywhites to re-sign their old Welsh Wizard, given the high wages involved.
Ex-Spurs man, Jason Cundy believes that the lack of game time is a result of Jose Mourinho being disappointed with the quality that Bale has shown (TalkSport).
Speaking on the station’s ‘The Sports Bar’, the former Spurs player stated: “It’s looking like an increasingly strange signing, isn’t it?
“I know the Spurs fans were excited about it and I was too, I was looking forward to seeing what Gareth Bale was going to turn up and what we were going to see from him.
“But we’ve not seen anything, have we? We haven’t seen anything of him.
“So far, you’d have to say it’s been a bad signing.
“He looks happy, but he’s not really got the game time. Not to start against Marine, I found that very odd.
“I wonder what the future holds for Gareth at Spurs, because he’s on a huge contract; from what we know they’re paying some of it and Real Madrid are paying a large part of it.
“But even so, I don’t think Spurs are getting value for money at the moment.
“I think Spurs fans will be largely disappointed that he hasn’t been given more of a chance.
“The question is, why hasn’t he?
“Does Jose look at him and think: ‘You’re not quite what I thought I was going to get’?”
Spurs Web Opinion:
There can be no doubt that the loan deal of Bale thus far has been disappointing. However, the Spurs faithful can only hope that the best is yet to come from the Welsh captain. It would have been incredibly difficult for him to get going straight away given the amount of time he spent out of the Real Madrid side. It is a slow process but fingers crossed that the destination is a bright one.
Have something to tell us about this article?