Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos has had his say on the return of Gareth Bale to the club this summer.
Tottenham re-signed the Welshman on loan from Real Madrid this month. The 31-year-old will be hoping to find his form and fitness again back at the North London club after his recent struggles with the Spanish giants.
Ramos managed Tottenham from October 2007 until the following October and during that time he worked with Bale, who had been signed by Martin Jol in the summer of 2007.
Whilst Ramos never worked with the best version of Bale, instead having Bale as a precocious young left-back, he still saw plenty of world-class qualities in the boy at White Hart Lane.
Now, he feels that Bale has what it takes to become a star again with his former club.
“He is a player I like a lot, I think he has given Real Madrid a lot too,” Ramos explained to MARCA. “He has enormous power and a magical left foot, he is a very usable footballer and one of the few with world class talent.”
Ramos is the last man to provide silverware at Tottenham, helping the club lift the League Cup in the 2007-08 campaign. Bale missed that game but Tottenham fans will now be hoping he can be the player who makes the difference and can bring some long-awaited silverware back to the club.
Tottenham fans will be hoping that Ramos has got this one right.