Ex-Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham does not see Gareth Bale returning to Spurs this summer – and has suggested that the Wales captain would not be a regular starter in North London. Bale joined Tottenham in 2007 and stayed for six years, before leaving for Real Madrid in a €100million world-record deal. The Welshman also came back for a loan spell in 2020-21, making 34 appearances and scoring 16 goals across all competitions. However, Sheringham feels the forward would not get the same opportunities if he were to join on a free transfer, when his Los Blancos contract expires at the end of this campaign. And the former England international thinks the 32-year-old will prioritise regular playing time when choosing his next club.