Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits it would be “fantastic” to see Gareth Bale return to Spurs this summer.
Redknapp managed Bale during his time at White Hart Lane, pushing the Welshman up the pitch from left-back into a more attacking position.
It wasn’t until Andre Villas-Boas moved Bale into a more central role that he hit an elite level, paving the way for a transfer to Real Madrid.
But Bale put in some memorable performances under Redknapp’s management, including his stunning displays against Inter Milan in the Champions League.
After winning the Champions League three times with Madrid, Bale has struggled to cement a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up this season.
The 28-year-old was an unused sub in Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich, leading to further suggestions he will leave the La Liga giants this summer.
The Spanish media has linked Bale with a potential return to Tottenham, and Redknapp says it would be nice to see him go back to Spurs.
“Gareth would be a great signing for Tottenham, it would be fantastic,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“He’s an amazing player. He can play so many positions and in so many systems, there are so many strings to his bow, he’s such a fantastic talent.
“Going back to Tottenham – if he comes back [to the Premier League] he would only go to a top-six club, but it would be nice to see him go back to Spurs.
“I think he’ll come home [to Britain], he’s a homeboy. I remember giving him four or five days off at Tottenham, we didn’t have a game for two weeks or something, and he went back to Wales to see his mum, he didn’t go abroad or anywhere exotic.
“He’s quite a steady eddy, I think he’d like to be back at home.”
I think most Spurs fans will agree with Redknapp – Bale would be an excellent signing provided he is over the worst of his injury troubles.
Whether Tottenham would be willing to meet his wage demands, or Madrid’s asking price, remains to be seen.