Spurs legend Clive Allen has advised Gareth Bale to return to Premier League – rather than go and play his football in China.
Bale’s future at Real Madrid is in serious doubt after Zinedine Zidane revealed that the club are looking to move on Wales’ all-time top goalscorer after leaving him out of their squad for their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup on Saturday evening, despite Bale being with the team in Houston.
And Allen, who played a part in bringing Bale to Tottenham in 2007 has urged the winger to end his nightmare at the Bernabeu and make an extraordinary move back to England.
Bale scored 55 goals in 203 appearances for Spurs, but his £300,000 per-week wages would prove to be a stumbling block the Lilywhites, whereas he has reportedly been offered a remarkable £1million-per-week to become the first Welshman to play in the Chinese Super League.
“So much has been made public about the fall out with Zidane. I think Real Madrid have handled in very poorly. I don’t think he should be going to China.
“I think there are so many possible suitors in European football and even Premier League football – I’d love to see him come back to the Premier League.
“I sat down with him and his family when he came to Spurs many years ago, and I said Spurs was the platform for him to go on and do anything he wanted, to fulfil his dreams. He bought into that and he came to Spurs.
“I’d say the exact same thing today. This is not the same club he joined those years aback, Tottenham Hotspur are up among the top teams in European football.
“Come back to Tottenham, Gareth. That’s my message to him, absolutely.”