Dean Windass has exclusively told This is Futbol that Carlo Ancelotti is a big enough name to attract Gareth Bale to Everton this summer.
Bale is currently enjoying an impressive second-half revival at Tottenham, with his hat-trick against Sheffield United on Sunday taking his total to nine Premier League goals in just eight starts, with only Heung Min Son and Harry Kane netting more for Spurs.
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But reports earlier this week believe that the Italian has asked the Everton hierarchy to sign the Welshman.
Ancelotti bought Bale to Real Madrid back in 2013, with the pair spending two seasons together, winning the Champions League in their first year, with the 31-year-old scoring a memorable extra-time goal against Atletico Madrid in the final.
However, the Toffees are going to face strong competition from Spurs, with chairman Daniel Levy set to offer the club’s new manager the chance to sign Bale on another loan deal for next season.
And Windass told This is Futbol that Ancelotti could attract the four-times European Cup winner to Goodison Park:
“If you said to me Everton were signing him without Ancelotti, I would have probably said no. But Ancelotti is a big pull, he’s been around football for a long time and managed some of the biggest clubs in the world.
“So if he comes calling, it’s up to Gareth, footballers hold all the cards, managers don’t. So, if that conversation has come around.”