” Gareth Bale is reportedly in no rush to re-join Tottenham in the summer despite being unwanted at Real Madrid. Spurs could potentially give the Wales international a way out but he appears in no hurry to go back to his former club. Getty 20 Gareth Bale could leave Real Madrid in the summer Fans of the north London club would no doubt want to see one of their best former players return, even if it is only on loan with a ?10million fee.
A first XI with Bale, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son could help fire them towards that Premier League title race next season, even if Christian Eriksen were to move the other way to Madrid. But what about the rest of the teams in the Premier League – who are the players they wish they could have back.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m Arsenal – Serge Gnabry The Gunners sold the midfielder to Werder Bremen for just ?5million in 2016 because he found first-team opportunities limited.1xbet live tv Bayern Munich signed him just a year later and he has gone on to be one of their best players this season as they won the Bundesliga.
Getty 20 Serge Gnaby has emerged as a key player for Bayern Munich The German club look likely to make a number of changes during the summer with the midfield set to be built around the likes of Gnabry and Thiago. Bournemouth – Matt Ritchie The Cherries sold Ritchie to Newcastle in 2016 for around ?10million as he dropped back down to the Championship.
He won promotion back to the Premier League with the Magpies and has gone on to be one of their key players. This season he has found himself at left-back because of injuries and performed well. 20 Matt Ritchie has been played at left-back for Newcastle this season Brighton – Oliver Norwood The midfielder has been promoted from the Championship for the last three seasons with Brighton, Fulham and Sheffield United respectively.
His permanent move to the Blades was only made in January but has been an impressive figure in their midfield. The 28-year-old was also named in the PFA Championship team of the year. Getty 20 Oliver Norwood was named in the Championship team of the season Burnley – Michael Keane Burnley signed the central defender for around ?2million in 2015 following a season long loan.
He helped them get promoted back to the Premier League in his first season as a permanent player. Everton were able to prise Keane away from Turf Moor for around ?30million and has the potential to be one of the best central defenders in the league.
Getty 20 Michael Keane was signed by Everton for ?30million Cardiff – Aaron Ramsey The midfielder came through the youth system at the Welsh club but played just 22 times before being sold to Arsenal for ?4.8million in 2008. The 28-year-old spent 11 seasons with the Gunners racking up 369 appearances and three FA Cups before being let go on a free transfer this summer.
Getty 20 Aaron Ramsey has left Arsenal to join Juventus on a free transfer He will join Serie A giants Juventus ahead of next season and will become one of the highest paid British players ever. Chelsea – Mohamed Salah Take your pick with the players Chelsea who have gone on to thrive after being sold by the Blues. The one who has made the most impact over the last two seasons is Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_Club_Internazionale_Milano
20 Mo Salah has been one of the best players in the world over the last two seasons The 26-year-old was sold to Roma in 2016 for just ?13.5million but just a year later moved to the Reds. Two consecutive Premier League golden boots and back-to-back Champions League finals show it was a bit of a mistake letting him go. Crystal Palace – Glenn Murray He may be 35-years-old but Murray has shown he can still score goals in the Premier League.
The striker struggled in the top flight with Palace as he managed just eight Premier League goals in 33 games. Getty 20 Glenn Murray has scored 25 Premier League goals over the last two seasons Murray has managed 12 and 13 goals in the last two seasons and with that return he would have been Roy Hodgson’s top goalscorer.
Everton – Gerard Deulofeu The Toffees paid around ?4.2million for the forward in 2015 but returned to Barcelona two years later when they activated a buy-back clause. Watford signed the 25-year-old on a permanent deal at the start of this season and he has thrived with the Premier League club scoring 10 league goals.
Getty 20 Gerard Deulofeu helped Watford reach the FA Cup final Fulham – Moussa Dembele The striker netted 15 times in the 2015/16 Championship season before getting a move to Celtic. Two years at the Scottish club, with 51 goals in 94 games, saw him win back-to-back domestic trebles. The 22-year-old signed for Lyon at the start of this season and netted 17 times in 40 games and he’s now being linked with Manchester United.
He surely would have fired the Cottagers to safety this season. Getty 20 Moussa Dembele has scored 17 times for Lyon this season Huddersfield – Tom Ince The winger played just one season at Huddersfield before being sold to Stoke City for ?10million. With their relegation back to the Championship for next season, they may wish to have a player like Ince to call upon.
Getty 20 Tom Ince was signed by Stoke for ?10million Leicester – N’Golo Kante The midfielder was signed from Caen for just ?5.6million and he was instrumental in leading them to the Premier League title in 2016. Chelsea bought the 28-year-old for around ?32million and won the league in his first season with the Blues.
Getty 20 N’Golo Kante helped Leicester win the Premier League title Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho The Brazilian was a key member of Liverpool’s squad and was twice voted as the club’s player of the year. He was sold for a deal worth up to ?142million in January 2018 but has struggled to settle at Barcelona since the transfer. Coutinho would give the Reds extra depth to their frontline if he returned.
Getty 20 The Brazil international made a ?145m move to Spain with huge expectations Manchester City – Jadon Sancho The highly-talented teenager is regarded as one of the best prospects in world football and has shined at Borussia Dortmund this season. The German club signed Sancho from City in 2017 for just ?8million because of the lack of first team opportunities. Transfer fees of around ?100million have been reported for the winger this summer.
Getty 20 Jadon Sancho signed for Borussia Dortmund for just ?8million Manchester United – Wilfried Zaha United have spent hundreds of millions on transfers over the past few seasons and there are few players they would like to have back. One who fans may want to see get a second chance is Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
Getty 20 Wilfried Zaha has consistently been one of Crystal Palace’s best players He was signed for around ?10million in January 2013 but only made four appearances before being sold back to the South London club. Newcastle United – Georgino Wijnaldum Newcastle sold the midfielder for around ?23million in 2016 following their relegation.
He has since been a key member of Liverpool’s squad under Jurgen Klopp and most recently scored twice in the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Getty 20 Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in Liverpool’s Champions League win over Barcelona Southampton – Gareth Bale Southampton’s revered academy has produced some top Premier League talent including Luke Shaw, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
One player who tops the lot is Gareth Bale who has gone on to be a star with Real Madrid and helped them win four Champions League titles. LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2…
Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2 Charlton vs Doncaster (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Watford (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT Tottenham – Gareth Bale Likewise with Southampton, Spurs may wish they could have kept hold of Bale for a little longer. His 2012/13 season for them was sensational with 21 goals in 33 league games.
The 28-year-old picked up the player of the season award and a world record transfer fee of ?85.3million. Getty 20 Gareth Bale’s time in Madrid has turned sour Watford – Richarlison The forward impressed in his lone season for Watford last year scoring five times while adapting to the Premier League. Everton tempted him away with a deal worth up to ?50million and netted 13 goals this season.
Getty 20 Richarlison is a fans’ favourite at Goodison Park West Ham – Dimitri Payet The attacking midfielder was a popular figure with the Hammers during his two seasons at the club but angered some fans with the way he left. He was sold for ?25million in January 2017 to Marseille and last season finished runner-up in the Europa League.
20 Dimitri Payet left West Ham on a sour note Wolves – Wayne Hennessey It is hard to pick a player who Wolves would want back, especially after their incredible season. They seem to be signing quality players without losing any. One who could still do a job for them in the Premier League is goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, who played 166 times for the club.
20 Wayne Hennessey played 166 times for Wolves Now at Crystal Palace, he has the experience that would provide competition for Rui Patricio and John Ruddy. ” ” West Ham are close to sealing a deal for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to reports. According to Sky Sports, the Hammers will pay ?40million for the 22-year-old but the move will not go through until the summer.
2 Gomez is set to sign for West Ham but will remain with Celta for the rest of the season The Uruguayan forward, once dubbed ‘the new Luis Suarez‘, has risen to prominence in LaLiga after a string of fine performances for Celta Vigo. The 22-year-old has netted nine goals and added a further five assists in 19 matches this term.
West Ham were keen on adding Gomez this month, but due to Celta’s precarious league position they were unwilling to let him leave without a replacement. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?
Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player CLINICAL Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms He will instead remain with the LaLiga club before linking up with his new team before the start of next season. Gomez spent his youth career with Uruguayan Primera Division side Defensor Sporting and remained their four four years.
After impressing in his homeland he was then scouted by Celta Vigo and signed a five-year deal with the LaLiga outfit in May 2017. Meanwhile, Irons chiefs have now set their sights on signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday. 2 West Ham are keen on signing Drinkwater on loan Manuel Pellegrini wants to add another midfielder to his squad and the Blues outcast is seen as the number one option. Drinkwater has made just one appearance for Chelsea this season, and it came before the league even started in Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City. talkSPORT sources have learnt that West Ham could test the water with a bid to sign the midfielder on loan for the remainder of the season. “