Bale's agent makes big Spurs prediction

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Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham Hotspur.

In a summer of genuine excitement in north London, chairman Daniel Levy has pulled off a deal that few thought possible at the outset of the transfer window.

The Wales international made his name at White Hart Lane, becoming a star with virtuoso performances throughout the 2012/13 season.

He ultimately scored 21 goals and laid on nine assists in 33 league games as Spurs just narrowly missed out on Champions League football.

A move to Real Madrid saw him score 105 goals in 251 outings, winning La Liga twice, the Champions League four times, the FIFA Club World Cup four times and the UEFA Super Cup three times.

He became nothing short of a sensation in Spain, growing into a truly world-class talent.

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And now he is back where it all began and his agent, Jonathan Barnett, believes that Bale has the ability to take Spurs to within spitting distance of the Premier League title.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he was asked about his client’s aims during his spell at Spurs, and replied: "Win the Premier League, without doubt.

"Tottenham have got a good squad, a great coach and with Gareth's help I'm sure they will get very close. You only have to see the results from last week to see that it's open.

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"It kills me to say that because I'm an Arsenal supporter, but that's the reality.

"He has nothing to prove to anybody. He's won more than anybody else. He was one of the best three or four players in the world and I think he still is. If he succeeds, great, If not, he's been there and done it. But, I think he will succeed."

Bale has yet to play for Spurs since his return, having sustained a small injury prior to his transfer, but they have been building momentum while he has watched on from the stands.

Spurs beat Chelsea on penalties to progress to the EFL Cup quarter-finals, have progressed to the group stages of the Europa League, and also thumped Manchester United 6-1 at the weekend.

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Bale could be the final piece of Spurs’ attacking jigsaw.

Having Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min up front alongside him will be mouthwatering, and will frighten any defence in the top-flight.

It will also be a significant upgrade on Lucas Moura, who has always been something of the ugly sister in the triumvirate.

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Lucas scored just four Premier League goals last season; one has to think Bale could at least triple that this term.

If he does, there is every chance Spurs will be in with a very real chance of challenging both Liverpool and Manchester City at the top end of the table.

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