Ian Wright: Daniel Levy must convince 28-year-old to secure Tottenham return
By Danny Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Daniel Levy to try and bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham.
The 28-year-old left Spurs for Real Madrid in 2013 and the Welsh international has since won three Champions League titles as well as one La Liga winners medal in what is arguably one of the best teams in the world.
However that hasn’t stopped Wright, 53, from being convinced that Bale could eventually return to the club where he made a name for himself.
“If I’m Daniel Levy, I’m doing every single thing I can to see if I can get him back to Spurs,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 live.
“You say it’s not going to happen, but they have not signed anyone, suppose they just went bang [and got Bale].
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“You can speak to Gareth Bale and say to him, ‘Listen, you have got three Champions Leagues, what are you going to do at Man United, win another Champions League? Why don’t you come here, take us to the next level?’”
Bale signed for Tottenham from Southampton in 2007, but in his first couple of seasons he showed little signs that he would turn into one of world football’s superstars.
The Welsh attacker appeared over 200 times across all competitions during his spell in north London, scoring 56 goals and supplying 58 assists in the process.
He has since helped transform Real Madrid into a consistent winner of the Champions League and last season he was part of the first side that won Europe’s most prestigious competition in consecutive seasons since that days of the European Cup.
Bale has scored 67 goals in 150 appearances across all competitions for the Galacticos and is a key part of their squad, so Wright’s claim that about Spurs being able to re-sign him could be seen as a bit far-fetched.