£25.2m-rated star supposedly wants Tottenham move this summer

Gareth Bale subs bench

Tottenham's summer is up and running.

This week may have been the hottest of the year so far in the south of England, but that hasn't stopped Daniel Levy from emptying his pockets and spending for the first time. 

Tuesday saw the long-awaited arrival of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as the midfielder joined for a reported fee of £15m.

That signals the club's opening foray into the market during the summer months but they'll need to spend a lot more if they want to get back into the Champions League.

Since reaching the final in 2018/19, they've fallen off a cliff, sacking the manager that got them there and then finishing in a disappointing sixth place. 

For much of the campaign, they found themselves closer to the middle of the table than the Premier League's top four.

Whether Jose Mourinho can rediscover his magic and take Spurs back to the top table remains to be seen, but they've certainly made a promising start with the addition of Hojbjerg.

Hojbjerg

It's thought that a deal for Timothy Castagne is also close but a genuine superstar is also on their radar.

Last week it was claimed that Spurs were monitoring Gareth Bale's situation at Real Madrid. We've heard this story before but it seriously looks like the Welshman's time in La Liga is coming to an end.

He was left out of the squad to face Manchester City last week and now former Spurs player Andros Townsend thinks that he'd love a return to north London. 

Speaking to talkSPORT (via The Evening Standard), he said: "I think if anything the Bale situation, he'd want to go back to Spurs. The memories of Spurs. His happiness.

"He was the main man. He was loved. He was at the top of his game. So, if anything I think it would work the other way.

"He would be like 'I wish I was at Spurs now and had the freedom to do whatever I want." 

Gareth Bale Spurs

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

After eight long years, Mourinho would finally have his man.

It's no secret that the Portuguese is a big fan of the winger and after failing to bring him to Madrid himself, he could land the talent that he described as a "fantastic player" all the way back in 2013.

Speaking when Bale first moved to the Spanish capital, Mourinho stated

"I asked the club to buy him last season but it was not possible. It looks like it is happening this season so I am happy for them because they get a fantastic player." 

Gareth Bale & Zidane

Interesting words indeed for a player who has since won four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles after departing Spurs.

Bale has since matured as a player and has become a superstar of world football. He may only be worth £25.2m but it's difficult to forget some of the numbers he's achieved.

From scoring an overhead kick in a European final to demolishing Marc Bartra in the 2014 Copa Del Rey final, he has netted over 100 times for the Galacticos.

There is no denying just how good a signing he'd if Spurs could pull it off.

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