Rivaldo Exclusive: Gareth Bale and Tottenham need each other

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Gareth Bale playing for Wales
Jose Mourinho's attacked would be strengthened by Gareth Bale

Betfair Ambassador Rivaldo says Gareth Bale would be a great signing for Tottenham, predicts big things for Everton and discusses Luis Suarez's future...

"With Allan and James combining well in the midfield, and Richarlison storming at the attack, I’m predicting a good season for Everton."

It will be great news if Gareth Bale signs for Tottenham. He has not been playing regularly for a long time and it will be great for him to get the chance at his former club which he knows well and where he played some of his best football ever.

Jose Mourinho's team did not start well in the Premier League, losing to Everton, and he will love having a player he tried to sign for Real Madrid in his squad to add some attacking power.

Allan can help Everton be Premier League's surprise package

My compatriot Allan immediately proved his value with a good performance in Everton's win at Spurs, so I must congratulate him for that.

I think he has qualities to perform well for Everton and at the same time keep staking his claim for a place in the Brazilian team for Copa America.

Carlo Ancelotti already had a strong squad, but with the recent signings of Allan and James Rodriguez they have a good chance of producing a great campaign this season and fighting for European places.

With Allan and James combining well in the midfield, and Richarlison storming at the attack, I'm predicting a good season for Everton.

Suarez has the right to stay at Barca

Juve's deal with Luís Suárez hasn't gone forward because the Uruguayan doesn't want to miss out on the last year of his contract with Barcelona.

He has the right to stay at the club, even after receiving the message from the new manager that he would not be part of the squad. He is cherished by fans for all he has done for the club.


He is still a great player and the third leading all time goal scorer in the club's history. I still think Barcelona were wrong to try to let him go.

With Lionel Messi 33, and in the last year of his contract, players like Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann have the chance to step up. They need to perform or Ronald Koeman will have to use Messi, and even Suarez, more than he would like.

I'm always available to help Barcelona

Barcelona are having elections in March 2021 and there are already some rumours about potential candidates for president and future projects for the club. So far, I've not been contacted by anyone but I'm always available to talk and, who knows, maybe collaborate on a future project.

As a great Barcelona fan, I'm always available to help according to my skills, so, only after a conversation with a potential candidate I could see if I may be helpful.

Laporta would be strong candidate for president

According to the press, Joan Laporta may become one of the new candidates for president. He was Barcelona's president between 2003 and 2010 in a very successful spell, with players such as Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, Carlos Puyol and Messi starring in that era.

For that reason, Laporta would definitely be a very strong candidate for a second term as Barcelona president from March 2021.

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