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When Gareth Bale finally received his hero's welcome back to Tottenham, it left fans drooling at the prospect of the Welshman picking up where he left off.

After seven years of experience in the bank at , the Welshman has all the tools he needs to forge a success on his return to north London. A state of the art training ground, a new £1billion stadium, one of the most famous managers of all time - and two forwards ready to form a deadly trio with him. 

Bale is in line for his second debut against West Ham on Sunday, and if everything goes to plan Jose Mourinho will have the luxury of deploying him alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – an attacking unit that could be the best the Premier League has to offer. On paper at least.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are preparing to form an attacking trio with Gareth Bale

The addition of the Welshman could give Spurs some frightening firepower

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min (left) are gearing up to form an attacking trio with Gareth Bale

Of course, they've got some way to go before proving that. Liverpool's attacking force of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah tore defenders to pieces en route to a barnstorming Premier League triumph last season. 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, might also argue that Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne cannot be rivalled by any team on the planet when all are on song.

But if Mourinho gets this one right, he could have something special on his hands indeed. And the pressure is already on - former boss Harry Redknapp has tipped the trio to fire them to the Premier League title while former icon Dimitar Berbatov admits they're a 'frightening' prospect.

Jose Mourinho has put emphasis on counter-attacking this season, which could play an important role in how the three players shape up

Jose Mourinho has put emphasis on counter-attacking this season, which could play an important role in how the three players shape up

Should all three be passed fit for Sunday's derby, it will be fascinating to see how they sync together and we may have already seen the groundwork laid down for their set-up.

Kane's role at Tottenham has been evolving constantly since he announced himself on the top-flight scene in 2014. In his breakthrough season of 2014-15 he was pretty much everywhere. He dropped into the holes, harrying and hustling high up the pitch and scoring from a number of different positions under Mauricio Pochettino's gegenpress system. 

Later on we saw him pushing up more and focusing on being a goal-getter, but since the arrival of Mourinho, there have been clear indications the Portuguese boss is eyeing a different role for his star man. His six assists this season - more than his four goals - are an anomaly, but no coincidence. 

A virtuoso display against Southampton saw him sitting much deeper - almost as a false nine - picking out Son Heung-min time after time and providing the plucky South Korean star with four goals at St Mary's as Spurs romped to a 5-2 win. 

The England forward has been dropping slightly deeper, turning creator for his team-mates

The England forward has been dropping slightly deeper, turning creator for his team-mates 

He already has a connection with Son on the pitch, with 24 goal combinations between them

He already has a connection with Son on the pitch, with 24 goal combinations between them

Kane could continue to drop deeper, with Bale slotting in on the right and pushing up high with Son to stretch defences

Kane could continue to drop deeper, with Bale slotting in on the right and pushing up high with Son to stretch defences 

We know a Jose Mourinho side likes to hit teams on the counter attack, and it worked a treat in their last game as they inflicted another heavy defeat on

Kane, who scored twice and grabbed an assist, sat deeper again at Old

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