GUESS WHO’S BACK?
I can barely contain myself. I’m not gonna lie, I have had a smile on my face all week and an even bigger one now that all is confirmed. Unless you live under a rock, you will be well aware of the story that has dominated sports media all week long. Gareth Bale returns home to Tottenham Hotspur in what could potentially be the signing of the season.
Bale left Spurs back in 2013 for a world record fee of £86 million but now returns 7 years later as a 31 year old galactico (he definitely is exactly that). Many (non Spurs fans) have questioned whether Bale is still the same player after an indifferent last 3 years at Real Madrid having endured a strenuous relationship under Zidane’s tenure as Real manager. There is no question that he still has a lot to offer the game and will certainly be a welcomed addition to Mourinho Spurs team.
To quote a fan on twitter ‘Spurs finally find a replacement for Bale after 7 years by signing Bale’. Now there is truth in this statement. Spurs supposedly spent the money accrued from Bale’s sale on would be replacements that haven’t quite lived up to the same billing. Who would have predicted this scenario? Bale arrived in London to finalise his loan deal and commence his second coming to the Lane. Tottenham fans and supports all over the world are rejoicing as the news is confirmed.
After Tottenham’s woeful start to the new campaign, the arrival of Bale brings a much needed distraction and good news for the Tottenham faithfuls. Mourinho will be pleased with the arrival of Bale along with Real Madrid team mate Reguilon who also penned a 5 year deal with Spurs and will easily slot in in the left back position. I think it’s fair to say things are looking up for Spurs and Mourinho will be tasked with the job of bringing the best out of the team. The newbies compliment a Spurs squad in much need of some new perspectives and direction (Tottenham for the title anyone? Anybody?).
Revisiting last weekend’s action against Everton, Tottenham were defeated 1-0 thanks to a headed goal by Calvert-Lewin. Spurs looked lazy and below par, whilst Everton with their new signing James Rodriguez on show pushed forward to claim victory. Now in all honest this game was the worst game of the weekend and you would have had better value watching paint dry. Liverpool’s game with Leeds was probably the most entertaining of the opening weekend with Leeds receiving a lot of plaudits for their performance although the Reds won the match 4-3.
There was a lot of anticipation for the Chelsea game against Brighton as fans and supporters alike wanted an insightful look at some of Chelsea’s newly assembled squad. Chelsea did not disappoint with a 3-1 victory although Brighton did put up a good fight. Werner certainly looks like a great buy for the Blues and I am sure he will comfortably bag 20 premiership goals this term. Arsenal can pat themselves on the back after easily dispatching Fulham 3-0 as they continue to build on the success of their recent Community Sheild win. Club captain Aubameyang who has just signed a new contract with the gunners, was amongst the scorers.
Return of the BALE!!!!