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Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick at Aston Villa
Gareth Bale has become a Tottenham legend in recent years with his pace down the left flank baffling some of the greatest defenders in European football.
The Wales international has also weighed in with his fair share of goals, claiming 27 from 127 appearances before the trip to Villa Park.
But the 23-year-old, who is persistently linked with major clubs on the continent such as Barcelona and Real Madrid, has the build and prowess to become a full-time striker.
It is a switch which has worked for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has moved to a more central position as he became more experienced and his pace was not such a threat against younger wide players.
Moving into a central role would help Bale in the future. His build, pace, experience and aerial ability make him an ideal candidate for a centre-forward role one day.
It is still too early for the Welshman to make that switch, but it is one which should remain high in the mind of Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is never slow to experiment when he feels it necessary.
But when you have a speedy winger who scores hat-tricks, would you want to?