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The Wales star's agentJonathan Barnett has said thatTottenhamare "close" to signingtheReal Madridwinger, though he has cautioned that no deal is done yet.
Bale has recently fallen out of favour with manager Zinedine Zidane, however, and hasmade no secret of his desire to leave the Spanish capital.
As a return to north London grows closer, Sherwood has likened Bale's potential impact to another veteran who starred under Jose Mourinho.
“We know what Jose is like, he likes big players, he brought Zlatan in on a free transfer when he was at Manchester United and it worked to great effect, they picked up a trophy," Sherwood told talkSPORT.
Ibrahimovic scored 27 goals during the 2016-17 campaign at Old Trafford, as United took home theEuropa League.
Sherwood believes that Tottenham's weak attacking effort against the Toffees will convince the club that a move for Bale is even more necessary.
“I think it’s a good deal. Spurs didn’t look good against Everton. I know it’s hard to be critical after just one game, but they didn’t look fantastic, especially in forward areas," Sherwood said.
“I think it’s an easy sell to Spurs chairmanDaniel Levy, because Real Madrid will be absorbing probably around three quarters of his wages, which still makes him a high earner at Tottenham but it’s a no-brainer to do.
“I don’t think Daniel would need too much convincing, because he knows what he’s done at the club before. Gareth will come in with hero status and is going to lift everyone.