Gareth Bale to Chelsea would be a dream... he was born to play for the Premier League champions - the view from Stamford Bridge

Gareth Bale’s season at Real Madrid went from bad to worse with an anonymous display against Juventus.

The former Tottenham star’s potential return to the Premier League is set to be one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer.

Rory Jennings from the Chelsea Fans Channel tells Sportsmail why he still wants him at Stamford Bridge.

 
Gareth Bale could be on the move this summer after a difficult campaign at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale could be on the move this summer after a difficult campaign at Real Madrid

Sportsmail's mock-up of how the Welsh forward would look in a Chelsea shirt should he sign for the Blues 

Sportsmail's mock-up of how the Welsh forward would look in a Chelsea shirt should he sign for the Blues 

Gareth Bale is my dream signing for Chelsea this summer, despite what many saw as a poor performance against Juventus on Tuesday night.

Headlines this week linking the Welshman with a move to Stamford Bridge have made my heart even warmer than it already is.

Considering Chelsea have just won the title for the first time in five years, that is something I didn’t think possible.

Bale is one of the most wonderful footballing talents that I’ve ever had the fortune to see in the flesh. It’s no exaggeration to say that he single-handedly guided Tottenham to fourth place in 2012.

The fact that we could be buying the player who guided Spurs into a Champions League spot in the year that the Blues went on to deprive them of that appearance in Europe’s finest competition is probably irrelevant, but I cant resist mentioning it anyway.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be looking to strengthen his squad once again during the summer

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be looking to strengthen his squad once again during the summer

Bale's arrival would take some of the pressure away from Chelsea's star player Eden Hazard (right)

Bale's arrival would take some of the pressure away from Chelsea's star player Eden Hazard (right)

Tottenham fans hold Bale very close to their hearts. One Spurs friend told me he actively looks out for Real’s results due to his love of Bale, while another told me that he is without doubt the best player he has seen play live in a Spurs shirt. And he was a regular at the Lane in Gazza’s pomp.

To see their former favourite son tearing it up in blue would surely be a blow to them akin to what Arsenal fans felt when Cesc Fabregas returned to London… to sign for Chelsea.

I mention this not to gloat about the prospect of signing the Spurs hero (I’ve already done that) but to demonstrate what a remarkable talent he is.

Chelsea’s attacking threat this season has mainly been focused around the left-sided wing-wizardry of Eden Hazard.

Bale shot to fame after a stunning 2012-13 season for Tottenham during which he scored 26 goals for the club

Bale shot to fame after a stunning 2012-13 season for Tottenham during which he scored 26 goals for the club

The Belgian’s brilliance has masked the fact that our attack has been incredibly reliant on just one man for the majority of the season.

On the rare occasions that Hazard hasn’t grabbed a game by the scruff of the neck, or the opposition manager has doubled or trebled up on him, Chelsea have struggled to win games.

If we were to sign Bale, our potency could potentially be uncontrollable. Managers could no longer risk sending two players to mark Hazard because it would free up the opposing wing and punishment would be instant.

If Chelsea were to make a huge Galactico-esque signing like this then our retention of the Premier League next season could well be secure – and we’d be one of the teams to beat in the Champions League.

The Welshman celebrates scoring a crucial extra-time goal in the 2014 Champions League final

The Welshman celebrates scoring a crucial extra-time goal in the 2014 Champions League final

Luka Modric and Bale celebrate with the Champions League trophy following Madrid's La Decima

Luka Modric and Bale celebrate with the Champions League trophy following Madrid's La Decima

Bale’s not been at his best this year but last season he was one of the best in the world – showing he can do the business at the world’s top clubs.

His goal in the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona is a microcosm of the man’s abilities. In the final of Spain’s Big Cup, against Real’s most hated rivals, he had the audacity to run the length of the pitch before coolly slotting the ball past Barca’s keeper Pinto.

As if that wasn’t enough to endear himself to Real’s fans, he then went on to score in their Champions League final victory against their city rivals Atletico.

The former Spurs star also scored the winning goal during Madrid's Copa del Rey victory against Barcelona

The former Spurs star also scored the winning goal during Madrid's Copa del Rey victory against Barcelona

Back in his Premier League days, his goal against Stoke for Spurs at the Britannia a few years ago is arguably the purest volley the league has ever seen, and his dipping, swerving, piledriver in the last minute against West Ham at Upton Park was as important a strike as it was magnificent.

A player capable of this level of performance would compliment any side but my thoughts are that Chelsea would particularly benefit from such flair, especially in the Champions League – a trophy that Jose Mourinho is desperate to win with the Blues.

I make this appeal to Gareth Bale himself: You have the opportunity to be a huge cog in the wheel of something incredible over the next decade at Chelsea.

We’re a youthful squad with a proven, driven and brilliant manager who can guarantee you success and trophies. And with those things will come adoration from the terraces.

You weren’t born to play for Spurs, you were born to play for champions, so please, sign for Chelsea.

The world's most expensive player has struggled to make an impact after a promising opening season

The world's most expensive player has struggled to make an impact after a promising opening season

 

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