By John Wenham

17th Nov, 2021 | 4:00pm

Insider makes 'brilliant' claim about Tottenham re-signing Bale in January

John Wenham hopes Tottenham are looking at re-signing Gareth Bale in the January transfer window.

Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels has defended the attacker amid criticism from rival fans.

According to journalist Eduardo Inda, speaking to El Chiringuito (9 November), Antonio Conte has asked Daniel Levy to sign Bale, 32, in January.

The winger spent last season on loan at Spurs and scored 11 league goals in just 20 outings.

He notched 16 in 34 in all competitions and Wenham insists his last spell at Spurs went a lot better than some people have given him credit for.

“The stats speak for themselves,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“I have seen some ridiculous statements that joked Bale was using Tottenham as a gym ahead of the Euros.

“Actually, he scored 11 league goals in very minimal playing time. He scored the same amount of league goals as Aubameyang and Mane.

“He scored more than Antonio and Firmino and he barely played.

“People were asking what he did in the cups, he didn’t play. Mourinho, for whatever reason, did not play him.

“He then had a real purple patch under Mason and scored a brace on the last day of the season, a result that earned us European football over Arsenal.

“I had hopes we were going to extend his loan after last season because I think we have missed his goals.

“Would I welcome him back? Absolutely, he’s a Tottenham legend. He ticks a lot of boxes. It would be brilliant.

“I hope we look at that. However, Alasdair Gold said there was basically nothing in it, so at the moment I think it’s just a rumour.”

In other news, injury expert fears Tottenham ever-present has suffered “knee ligament damage” after analysing footage.