Dimitar Berbatov has told TalkSPORT (Monday, 9:40am) that he is delighted to see Gareth Bale return to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid – stating that he did not want to see the Welshman sitting on the bench at Real Madrid.
Bale, 31, has re-signed for Tottenham on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid – seven years after leaving Spurs to join Real Madrid. The Welshman, though, may even rejoin for a second season, while his Real contract only runs until 2022.
The 83-time Wales international managed just 20 appearances under Zinedine Zidane last season – but it did see Bale surpass 250 appearances in all competitions. In his 251 outings, he has scored 105 goals and created 68 more.
Spurs icon Berbatov was asked about the return of Bale and he spoke about his former teammate, stating his delight to see the ex-Southampton man back in north London – instead of rotting on the sidelines at Real.