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Thierry Henry on Gareth Bale returning to England: "If he comes, watch out everybody!"

The Arsenal legend gives high praise to Real Madrid’s Welsh Samurai

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Thierry Henry is making his career out of being a television pundit, and as television pundits do, he’s discussing football topics that keep the news cycle flourishing. One of the items that continually moves the news-needle is discussing the potential for Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid and return to the Premier League.

Henry discusses the possibility of Bale’s return to the Premier League in pretty obvious terms: "If he comes, watch out everybody!"

Bale would probably be a menace in the Premier League once again, should he ever return. We’ve seen him do it before, and even if he doesn’t have the same breakneck speed he had while at Tottenham, he would still produce. Not really breaking any news by believing Gareth Bale will be effective in a top flight European league.

I won’t spend time reiterating what Lucas Navarrete discussed in his piece on why Real Madrid won’t sell Gareth Bale, but what remains clear, is that Real aren’t in any mood to sell Bale until something drastically changes. This isn’t Bale’s first summer of transfer rumors and drama. He’s survived before, and he’ll likely survive for now.

The potential for Bale to move hinges on something drastic happening. Whether that drastic thing happening is Marco Asensio or Isco taking his spot in the lineup is to be seen. First that actually has to happen, and second we have to figure out if Bale is satisfied being a regular substitute for Real. Until those events take place, it seems unlikely Bale will be out of Madrid anytime soon.

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