Gareth Bale tipped to transform Tottenham as Jose Mourinho delivers verdict on summer transfers

The latest news from around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Jose Mourinho's side prepare to face West Ham United in the Premier League this afternoon

Gareth Bale tipped to transform Tottenham as Jose Mourinho delivers verdict on summer transfers

Why Mourinho is so happy with Spurs transfer business

Tottenham Hotspur sprang a late surprise in the domestic transfer window with the signing of Swansea City defender Joe Rodon.

The Welsh international arrived at Spurs for an initial £11 million fee and adds to Jose Mourinho’s options at the back.

It was a busy day for defenders as the club also agreed to let Cameron Carter-Vickers join Bournemouth on loan, but only after they have triggered a one-year extension in his contract.

You can read the full behind-the-scenes piece from Alasdair Gold here.

Inter legend makes stunning claim about Eriksen

Inter Milan legend Beppe Bergomi says former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen ‘will always be a problem’ for the Serie A club.

Eriksen joined Inter at the start of the year but has struggled to recapture the form that made him one of Europe’s best midfielders.

There was even talk he could leave the club this summer if a suitable offer arrived, and Bergomi has now suggested the Dane may not have the talent to ‘dominate in Serie A’.

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 04: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on October 4, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Eriksen sits on the bench for Inter Milan 

“Eriksen will always be a problem for Inter and the questions on why he isn’t playing will always be there,” he told Radio Deejay. “Antonio Conte gave the best possible response, but we should ask ourselves if Eriksen really does have the talent to dominate in Serie A? I have never been convinced.

“Nicolo Barella is currently the best midfielder at Inter and he will take the trequartista role today against Milan. Eriksen can be an alternative option.

“We have to wait and see if the Dane’s mentality changes. He wouldn’t be the first to struggle in Serie A and shine in the Premier League, such as Gianfranco Zola and Dennis Bergkamp.”

Redknapp backs Bale to transform Tottenham

Gareth Bale can transform Tottenham Hotspur into Premier League champions, according to Harry Redknapp.

The former Tottenham boss worked with Bale during his first spell in north London and believes he will make a tremendous difference for Spurs.

"Gareth coming back will make such a difference to Tottenham, he’s an amazing player.” Redknapp told BBC Sport Wales. "With [Harry] Kane, Son [Heung-min] and Bale that’s an amazing front free that could scare any team.

ENFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on October 07, 2020 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
Gareth Bale could make his first Tottenham appearance since 2013 this weekend 

“I honestly think they’ve got a squad there capable of having a real chance to win the Premier League.

"You’ve got to fancy Liverpool and you’d have to fancy Manchester City, they would have to be favourites.

"But if anybody else is going to challenge them this year I think it’s Tottenham.”