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Real Madrid reportedly offer Bale to Spurs – but where would he play in current XI?

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Real Madrid reportedly offer Bale to Spurs – but where would he play in current XI?

Talk of Gareth Bale making a sensational return to Tottenham has swirled since he left north London for Real Madrid back in 2013 and the rumours have picked up again.

Diario Gol claim that Florentino Perez is ready to offer the Welshman back to Spurs after a season that has seen the Champions League winners struggle to the extent that Julen Lopetegui has already been sacked.

The prospect of Bale coming back just as Spurs unveil their swanky new stadium in the new year is a hugely exciting one; although it remains to be seen whether Daniel Levy is prepared to pick up the hefty bill to create that mouthwatering scenario.

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But suppose he did come back – where would Mauricio Pochettino play him in this current Spurs side? He has developed into an elite right-winger, cutting in from that flank onto his left foot.


But he shone for Tottenham in a number 10 position under Andre Villas Boas in the season before he left to join Madrid; would Pochettino prefer to give an expensive recruit a more central role?

He could even play up front when Harry Kane needs a rest, or perhaps his return would be a precursor to Christian Eriksen’s arrival; in terms of freeing up both the funds and on-pitch position needed to get Bale back and firing.

It’s a conundrum that Pochettino would love his owner to give him.

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