Berbatov: Spurs ready to rival Liverpool attack if Bale joins

Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs will have an attack to rival Liverpool’s if Gareth Bale signs for the club this summer.

Tottenham have been in discussions to sign the 31-year-old from Real Madrid seven years after he left for a then-world record fee and all three parties are keen for the move to happen, with the Daily Mail reporting the deal is already done.

It would mean that Jose Mourinho would finally get to work with a player he tried to sign twice previously, first when he was in charge at the Bernabeu and then when at Manchester United.

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And Berbatov was pleased to read reports that Bale is set to take a “step back in the right direction” to join the north London club.

“It’s great news for everyone involved,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“Gareth loves Spurs, it’s where he first showed the world what he can do.

“Quality never disappears. At 31, he still has the ability to play a crucial role at Spurs … This is a step back in the right direction for an amazing player.”

Berbatov added: “It’s hard to say that this alone will make Spurs title challengers, but it is a sign to the world that they can do serious business. The players in the squad will be encouraged, and so will potential signings.

“Bale, [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son, Dele Alli. Managers would kill for this frontline … On paper, they now have the strongest front-line in the league along with Liverpool.

“Bale is probably already texting Harry Kane and other Spurs players, chatting and looking forward to linking up.”


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