Ryan Mason has urged Tottenham Hotspur to make a “huge statement” by re-signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
Bale has struggled for Madrid this season and was jeered off by the home fans during last weekend’s defeat to Barcelona in La Liga at the Bernabeu.
The Europeans champions have lost their last three games in all competitions, being dumped out of the La Liga title race, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.
Bale has been linked with a return to England seemingly ever since he left Spurs for Madrid in the summer of 2013.
Tottenham and Manchester United have been mentioned as a potential destinations if Bale is to finally leave Madrid this summer.
And Mason, who will have trained with Bale during their time together at Spurs, has urged his former club to move for the Welshman if he is available.
“Manchester United and Tottenham stick out for me, as they are both clubs looking to get back to that top level,” Mason said (via Sky Sports). “I think Manchester City are recruiting in a way where they recruit young, trying to develop.
“Bale could play anywhere, but I think for Tottenham it would be a huge statement signing, improve their front line and in wide positions. Why not make him that marquee signing as they move into that new stadium?
“The type of mentality he has, he’ll be thinking: ‘Where can I go and impact things and win things?’ He’ll want to go and make the rest of his career as successful as possible.”
While it would be a dream for many Spurs fans to see Bale return, it’s difficult to see it happening because of his wages and injury record.