Tottenham Hotspur finished five points above Manchester United in the Premier League this season.

TalkSport pundit Micky Gray is adamant that Gareth Bale would pick Tottenham Hotspur over Manchester United if he were to leave Real Madrid in the summer.

The Sun recently reported that Wales international Bale has been offered to Spurs in a £10 million loan deal as current manager Zinedine Zidane wants him out of the squad. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished in the Premier League’s top-four this season, whilst United ended their miserable campaign in sixth place and losing 2-0 at home to already-relegated Cardiff. 

Speaking to Jim White on TalkSport (14/05/2019 at 10:45 pm), former Sunderland man Gray shared his thoughts on Bale’s future at The Bernabeu. 

“Tottenham fans will be absolutely licking their lips if he can go back to play for Spurs, they would absolutely love it,” Gray told TalkSport. “You’re talking about a World Class player making their team better than they already are. Taking them to that next level. 

On Tottenham being a more attractive option than Man Utd: “Well, when you think Tottenham have got Champions League football next season and they are in the Champions League final now. Absolutely. 

“Forget about his age, I think Man United have to go down a different avenue. They are four or five years away from challenging again, maybe even longer than that. But Bale is perfect for a club like Spurs. If there is an option in England and in the Premier League, I think Tottenham tops that list in the sides that want him. Everyone would want a Bale.” 

Bale moved to Spain to join Real Madrid from Spurs in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £85 million [BBC Sport]. Initially, he enjoyed his time in La Liga and had great success. 

During his time at the club, he won the La Liga title, but his and Madrid’s great success came in the Champions League – a competition he won on four occasions. 

Only last season, he was lifting the European Cup when his stunning overhead kick help beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have made the final once again this season. This time Spurs stand in their way.  

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