The former Manchester City and England international defender believes that the Real Madrid winger would be a very good signing for Tottenham.
Richards, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has said that it is unusual that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is spending the money to bring Bale back to the North London outfit, as the Wales international will not come cheap.
Richards wrote about Bale in The Daily Mail: “Gareth Bale — what a signing! I’m delighted Tottenham are doing this deal because it is the least typical Tottenham deal you could imagine.
“Bale won’t come cheap and he’s 31, which usually means Daniel Levy would shy away from it. But there is something romantic about it all and the best thing for Bale is the fact he is coming home. I cannot wait to see how he performs.”
Bale has not played much football for the past two seasons and has also had injury problems.
According to WhoScored, the Wales international winger made 16 appearances in La Liga and three appearances in the Champions League last season, while during the 2018-19 campaign, the 31-year-old made 21 starts and in the league and played 489 minutes in the Champions League.
Tottenham fans need to be a bit patient with Bale, as it could take him a little while to get to full match fitness.