Paul Merson has claimed that Tottenham signing Gareth Bale could strike up a great partnership with new teammate Harry Kane.
Spurs confirmed the signing of 31-year-old Bale on Saturday on a season-long loan from Real Madrid and he’s back in North London seven years later leaving.
The left-footed attacker will be looking to light up the Premier League once again on his return and he previously left Spurs as their talisman at the time, but that was vindicated by his trophy haul at Madrid.
He rejoins Spurs now at a time when Jose Mourinho’s side already has a number of top-class individuals, centre-forward Harry Kane being the outstanding one in the dressing room.
The 27-year-old England captain has 189 goals in 289 Spurs appearances to provide serious goalscoring firepower and Merson feels that he could link up well with Bale in order to get the best out of both of them.
“Gareth Bale coming back to Tottenham is great for them and great for Harry Kane. Those two could be electric together,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“And if Bale comes in and hits it off with Harry Kane it could be happy days for Spurs. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t either.
“Bale beats players and puts the ball into the box. And there’s no better finisher than Kane. It could be a match made in heaven. Bale can be the provider. Kane the finisher.”
Spurs have struggled in recent decades to emulate the success of some of their famous teams from the 1960s, but there is no doubt Kane and Bale are both two modern club icons that will now get the chance to play in the same XI.
The news of Bale’s return for this season has sent the fans into real excitement, as he was unstoppable at a time when he left them and he’s going to bring so much experience to the dressing room on his return.
It will be interesting to see if he can recapture his best form, but if that’s the case Mourinho will have a skilful attacker that can play in central or wide positions and be a great supply line for Kane.
The arrival of Bale could be a real benefit to Kane and the duo could certainly share the workload.
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