Former Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale has paid tribute to his former home White Hart Lane as it is ripped apart so a new home for Spurs will be set.

Bale says the Lane would “always be a special place” to him.

Spurs had former players and managers come out in a farewell ceremony after 118 years at the Stadium last month. Forty eight legends were involved but Bale could not make it due to commitments in Spain. Legends like Teddy Sheringham, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Les Allen and others were on the pitch at the ceremony.

The club would spend the next season at Wembley Stadium as construction continues. Bale played at White Hart Lane before his world record move to Real Madrid in 2013.

“Made some incredible memories this season! But sad to see the last @SpursOfficial game at WHL, will always be a special place to me!#TBT,” Bale posted on Twitter.

The stadium is a shadow of its self now as demolition work has gone far. It started barely a day after the farewell. Spurs are expected to return home in two years to a 61,599 capacity ground.

Spurs’ profile in the Premier League has been rising steadily. They finished in the top three last year but rose to second this term with only Chelsea being the better side. They would be hoping to give a better performance in the Champions League next season after a poor run this term.