It was rumored that Wales winger Gareth Bale would return to Tottenham Hotspur in the near future. So, what did Jose Mourinho say as coach of The Lily Whites?
Bale and Madrid are two things that don’t seem to be able to mix anymore. The relationship between the two seems stretched from what has been seen over the last few seasons.
The former Southampton player rarely gets the chance to play, even he only appeared 20 times in all competitions in the 2019/20 campaign yesterday.
Because he often spends time on the bench, Bale begins to act strangely. Including one of them while sleeping in a match against Deportivo Alaves.
Naturally, this situation raises new speculation regarding the future of the Wales National Team winger.
This time, Real Madrid really can’t stand Bale’s attitude, not to mention the player’s high wages, so they are determined to sell him this summer.
Initially, he was rumored to be moving to the Premier League giants Manchester United. However, his transfer speculation took a turn when there was interest from his former club, Tottenham Hotspur.
Yes, recently rumors of Bale’s move to Tottenham have been increasingly discussed by the British media. In fact, it is reported that Real Madrid agreed to pay a portion of Bale’s salary in the remainder of his contract.
However, what is interesting is coach Jose Mourino actually responds to these rumors coldly.
“Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I am not talking about players from other clubs,” said the Portuguese-blooded coach, as quoted by Marca.
However, the Portuguese coach does not deny the fact that Bale is a quality player who he tried to bring when he was with Real Madrid.
“I tried to sign him when I was at Real Madrid and the president followed my instincts and knowledge. Then in the season I left, he brought Gareth to the club. It’s no secret, and Gareth knows about it,” he concluded.
Mourinho handled Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, while Bale joined the Santiago Bernabeu right after the tactician was fired.