Tottenham’s transfer to re-sign Gareth Bale from Actual Madrid has been branded a ‘panic purchase’.
That’s the decision from former Premier League ace Gabriel Agbonlahor, who has massive reservations concerning the Welshman’s return to the Premier League.
Spurs introduced the mortgage signing of Bale from Actual Madrid on Saturday to deliver him again to north London.
However Agbonlahor was not satisfied it’s a good suggestion when talking about it earlier this week.
The previous Aston Villa captain, making his talkSPORT debut on Wednesday’s Breakfast present, mentioned re-signing the Bale that left Tottenham eight years in the past is a no brainer – however he claims Bale is not the identical participant.
And, following a season by which the Wales worldwide was largely unnoticed within the chilly in Madrid, solely making 16 league appearances, he doubts if Bale may be the famous person participant Spurs want him to be.
“I really feel that it’s panic purchase from Spurs,” mentioned the previous Villa skipper.
“What Gareth Bale are they going to get? Is it the Gareth Bale that performed for Spurs, that I performed in opposition to, who was among the best gamers I’ve ever performed in opposition to…
“Or, is it a panic purchase, bringing Gareth Bale in as a result of they’ve misplaced their first recreation and Jose wants an enormous title in? Jose Mourinho has most likely been in an workplace with Daniel Levy in that pretty coaching floor saying, ‘I want an enormous signing, I want a star’.
“However you don’t know what Gareth Bale goes to come back. I’m a bit cautious, is he the identical participant?
“I keep in mind he scored in opposition to a aim in opposition to Villa; I used to be taking part in and I noticed him run the size of the pitch, three or 4 gamers dived in to attempt to deal with him and nobody may get close to him, after which he put it within the backside nook.
“If we are able to see that Gareth Bale again within the Premier League it could be nice, however he’s 31 now, he hasn’t performed a lot soccer, he’s been famend for his harm issues and should you’re going to pay £300,000-a-week you need assured video games, you don’t need him solely taking part in ten video games as a result of he’s not match.
“So, is that this only a little bit of a fairytale story for Spurs? Possibly. It’d even be for the subsequent documentary they’re bringing out, who is aware of?
“I do assume it could be an excellent signing, but it surely’s additionally a dangerous signing.
“For me, I’d get a central midfielder in earlier than I get Gareth Bale, as a result of the likes of [Harry] Winks and [Moussa] Sissoko aren’t going to take Spurs into the highest 4.”
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