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“I don’t think he would like to go back” – Former Spurs striker doesn’t see a third stint at Tottenham for Gareth Bale

By Eddie Razo -

Gareth Bale returning for a third stint with Tottenham Hotspur is sweeping the various media outlets. The 32-year-old’s contract will expire next summer, so there’s speculation about another return to north London for the Wales international this January.

However, former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov stated in his column for Metro (via Marca) that he doesn’t see Bale returning for a third time to Spurs. Bale started slowly in his second stint with the Premier League club, but Berbatov stated he expected more from the forward. 

“I see that Gareth Bale has been linked with another return,” Berbatov wrote. “He started slowly the last time he was at Spurs. Everybody was excited, but he did start slowly.

“There was improvement in his performances. I must say I expected more, but overall it was satisfying seeing him back in a Spurs shirt. Is he coming back? Honestly, I don’t think he would like to go back. I think he would like to see his contract with Real Madrid finish and then decide what to do.”

Berbatov adds that Bale might want to finish off his contract with Real Madrid. Furthermore, with new manager Antonio Conte taking over, the former Tottenham striker says the Italian tactician needs time to know his squad before making transfer decisions. 

“Is he coming back? Honestly, I don’t think he would like to go back. I think he would like to see his contract with Real Madrid finish and then decide what to do,” Berbatov wrote. 

“First, let’s give Antonio Conte time to get to know his team, see where the weak points are, how he’s going to play and what positions he thinks he needs to strengthen, and then maybe in January if he decides he needs someone, two players, not many, he will sign.”

Tottenham does need help in the attack, and Bale would be a realistic target considering the price they would be paying in January. However, at 32-years-old and injuries taking their toll on him, it doesn’t seem like a wise investment for Spurs. 

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Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 year ago

IMO Bale has one last footballing goal to Captain Wales to the World Cup. Then I believe he will retire. He managed 32 minutes for Wales before being dragged off injured.
He has managed 3 games and 32 minutes this season ..thank goodness he isn’t at Spurs.

Mullie
Mullie
1 year ago

Bale would love to join again. It’s all about moola per week

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

This whole story was a nonsense IMO.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Probably but who’d you rather have, him or Stevie B?

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Neither…one is injured the other has lost form and I suspect would like out.

Dino
Dino
1 year ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

No way is Bale coming back he & numerous others in our sqaud arent fit enough for the style of football conte likes to play… I still reckon chances are good of Conte leaving before the end of this season..

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Neither’ isn’t really and answer to the question. Bale scored 11 goals last season and a fair few assists too, I don’t feel it was the disaster it was made out to be. The team was dysfunctional yet he, Kane and Sonny produced…

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Agreed but Jose got slagged for holding him back and not using him during him during the worst of the British winter.., I would argue that was to protect Bales ligaments tendons and hamstrings, then he does play does well and Jose gets slagged for not using him earlier. He goes back to warmer climes in Madrid starts 3 games gets hauled off in the 3rd game with significant hamstring injury ..out for months comes back does his knee. ..I would never dispute his ability as a player it is his body that has , not surprisingly, let him down.
Think of the shameful kicking the monster Charlie Adam dished out to Bale , twice , no red nothing..it takes its toll.

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