Harry Redknapp has told Tottenham that bringing Gareth Bale to the club in January would be the perfect way to help new boss Jose Mourinho get in the good books with the fans straight away.
Mourinho was announced as the new man in the dugout at Spurs a matter of hours after a previous statement announcing that Mauricio Pochettino had been ‘relieved of his duties’.
The Portuguese arrives in North London with work to do, with Tottenham sitting 14th in the Premier League after 12 games and facing crucial fixtures in the next few weeks against Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
Amid the on-field focus, Mourinho will also be thinking about how he can improve his squad and speaking to talkSPORT, Spurs legend Redknapp said that signing Bale would be an ideal way to start.
Asked if bringing the Welshman to Tottenham would be the best start, the pundit said: “It could be couldn’t it, yeah.
“What a signing he’d be for the club. What a signing. That would get [Mourinho] on side straight away, the fans would love that. That would be an amazing move for him.”
Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid for months, with it well-known that he has a fractious relationship with boss Zinedine Zidane.
Bale threw the issue further into the spotlight on Tuesday evening when, while celebrating his country’s qualification for next summer’s Euro 2020 finals, he held up a flag reading ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.’