‘Without a shadow of a doubt’ – Former Spur would love club to sign four-time Champions League winner

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Dom Le Roy

Micky Hazard has admitted that he would love to see Gareth Bale return to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Welshman departed North London for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 in at the time was a world record transfer fee of £85.5million (Daily Mail).

After swapping Spurs for Spain, Bale has gone on to win four Champions League crowns, two La Liga title and three Club World Cups among others (transfermarkt).

Despite the success, Bale’d future in the Spanish capital has once again been thrown into doubt.

He was recently left out of the squad for a Champions League clash with Manchester City, which manager Zinedine Zidane claimed was because Bale did not want to play (Sky Sports).

His his agent Jonathan Barnett recently told the BBC that Bale had two years left on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and does not intending to leave.

Hazard believes that the 31-year-old’s situation with the La Liga giants is not productive and will also have an impact on his influence for Wales.

He told the Daily Star: “Would I want to see him back in a Tottenham shirt? 100 per cent, without a shadow of a doubt,” 

“Anyone who says Bale wouldn’t offer Tottenham anything is lying.

“I sincerely hope he gets his career back on track because he’s such a special talent.

“I have no doubt he still loves the game, but unfortunately his usefulness to Wales is now also impacted by the fact he isn’t playing.

“Usually I’m a great believer in top players not coming back. But in Bale’s case I’m not necessarily against it.

“I just think sometimes it’s hard to achieve the same levels of performance. You don’t want that legacy to be undermined.

“But whether he comes back or not, I want this resolved. The stalemate at Real is a tragedy.”

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