Winners and losers of the summer transfer window

Several clubs, players, and influencers struck gold in the 2020 transfer window – and just as many missed the mark. Here, theScore picks out the winners and losers of the summer signing period.

Winner: Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale has served his time in purgatory. Now he’s back where it all began. The 31-year-old’s move to Tottenham Hotspur makes sense on so many levels. Spurs can show Bale the love he was missing at Real Madrid, and Bale can give injury-prone striker Harry Kane some much-needed assistance. Manager Jose Mourinho has always been a big fan, and though he didn’t have the chance to coach Bale at Madrid, he can finally use the Welshman the way he should be used: flying high on the counterattack.

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The only concern is Bale’s fitness. He won’t make his second Spurs debut until the end of October, and if recent seasons are any indication, it won’t be his only layoff of the campaign. But Tottenham assume little risk here. He’s only there on loan, and Madrid reportedly agreed to pay a portion of his wages. It’s up to …read more

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