Harry Redknapp has described Tottenham-linked attacker Gareth Bale as a “fantastic player” and believes he can pick up where he left off if he rejoins his former club.
According to BBC Sport, Spurs are in talks with Real Madrid for the 31-year-old and they are trying to bring him back to North London.
It is claimed that a loan deal looks more likely at this stage, but a permanent transfer ahas not been ruled out at this stage.
The report explains that the Welshman’s £600,000-a-week contract is the major obstacle that both clubs need to overcome to sort any deal.
Madrid would reportedly be prepared to pay a proportion of Bale’s salary, but that would still leave Spurs with a hefty fee.
Redknapp has given his verdict on Bale, who may reportedly be a Spurs player before the transfer window shut this summer.
“Playing is the key for Gareth if he (Mourinho) brings him in he’s going to play him so just to get him playing,” Redknapp told BBC Radio Wales (8:30am, 16 September).
“It’s a shame there are no crowds in football at the moment, but I’m sure the Tottenham fans watching they’ll all be delighted that he’s coming back.
“There is no reason that he can’t carry on where he left off back in the days I was there. He’s a fantastic player.”
The momentum appears to be gathering for Bale to complete a possible move to Spurs in some capacity and it would be such a brilliant signing for Jose Mourinho’s side, who are need of a lift after a disappointing start to the season with a defeat to Everton.
Bale previously had a stunning six-year spell with Spurs where he developed from a young left-back to a world-class winger and he’s been a serial winner during his time in Spain with Madrid, but has been pushed aside to the fringes in the last year.
The 31-year-old left-footer attacker would definitely have a point to prove he returned to the Premier League and Spurs seems the perfect partnership.