Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid this summer in favour of a move back to Tottenham ​and not Bayern Munich, as has recently been reported.

The Welsh winger has endured a torrid time in Spain since leaving the north London giants in 2013, picking up a number of injuries which have hindered his expected transition into one of the world’s best.

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The 28-year-old is rarely out of the treatment room, and word from behind the scenes is that Florentino Perez and manager Zinedine Zidane have lost patience with the player.

Speaking to ​talkSPORT, Redknapp, who managed Spurs from 2008-2012, said: “Gareth would be a great signing for Tottenham, it would be fantastic.
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“He’s an amazing player. He can play so many positions and in so many systems, there are so many strings to his bow, he’s such a fantastic talent.

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“Going back to Tottenham – if he comes back [to the Premier League] he would only go to a top-six club, but it would be nice to see him go back to Spurs.

“I think he’ll come home, he’s a homeboy. I remember giving him four or five days off at Tottenham, we didn’t have a game for two weeks or something, and he went back to Wales to see his mum, he didn’t go abroad or anywhere exotic. He’s quite a Steady Eddie, I think he’d like to be back at home.”


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