Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has claimed that Spurs re-signing Gareth Bale could win the club it’s first ever Premier League title. Redknapp was voicing his opinion as a guest on the popular TalkSport breakfast show, hosted by Alan Brazil. The claims have sparked rumours that the Welshman could be set for a sensational return to Tottenham.
The Lilywhites last won England’s top division in 1961 but have only recently began to mount a serious challenge in the Premier League era. They have been in the running for the title in each of the last two seasons and only just fell short of glory on both occasions. Bale could be the elite player needed to get them over the line. However, a major stumbling block in any potential transfer is the well documented salary cap that Tottenham have in place.
“He could win the title for you. Keeping him fit is the problem, but if he’s fit and playing he can be the difference between finishing third, fourth or fifth and winning it.”
Bale joined Real Madrid in a then world-record £85 million deal back in 2013. The powerful winger has won three Champions League titles and also has a La Liga medal since making the switch. Unfortunately, injuries have limited his game time of late, with Bale only taking part in 20 of Real’s last 60 matches. His ongoing fitness troubles have caused speculation about his future and Redknapp’s latest sound bytes will only serve to add fuel to the fire.
The clubs have already met twice in this season’s Champions League. The tie at the Bernabeu ended 1-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo salvaging a point for Real Madrid after a Raphael Varane own goal had given Tottenham Hotspur the lead. The return fixture at Wembley was a night to forget for Los Blancos, who turned in an uncharacteristically flat performance to allow Spurs a comfortable 3-1 victory.