Tottenham bringing Bale back would make a statement their Champions League run was no fluke

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on May 19, 2013 in London, England.

Tottenham are reportedly considering a move for Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on May 19, 2013 in London, England.

The Sun report Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move to sign Gareth Bale on loan.

Bale's high wages mean Real cannot currently find a buyer, and a loan move is something the Spanish giants would consider.

For Tottenham it would be astute business to get a player of Bale's quality back without committing a transfer fee.

 

It would be even more symbolic of their progress as a football club.

When Daniel Levy sanctioned Bale's world record sale in 2013, Tottenham were left floundering, and it took years to recover.

Now they are better than ever, reaching the Champions League final. 

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF reacts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Levante at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 9, 2017 in Madrid, .

Real have won the trophy three times since then and the La Liga title, with Bale's reputation growing as a result.

If Tottenham can add a proven winner like Bale, it will send a message that they are ready to repeat this year's terrific campaign, showing they are getting stronger and not weaker.

Bale could be the missing piece Spurs need to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League, show they must be taken seriously and would potentially help attract even more players to the club.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid  looks on  during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax at Santiago Bernabeu on March 5, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

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