Gareth Bale quotes point to Premier League return with one club touted

Date published: Wednesday 4th December 2019 6:03

Gareth Bale TEAMtalk

A recent interview conducted by Real Madrid megastar Gareth Bale has given the strongest hint yet at where his long-term future will lay if his departure from the Bernabeu comes to fruition.

The Welsh wing wizard has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in Madrid since his mega-money move in 2013, but as usually tends to be the case with Real, it has been far from smooth sailing.

A host of injuries have disrupted the 30-year-old’s Spanish career, and rumours of a failure to integrate have frequently bubbled under the surface.

Bale recently spoke of his enjoyment at playing for his country over his club, and was pictured with a flag that read “Wales, Golf, Madrid… In that order” following an appearance for his national team.

The disquiet surrounding Bale has led to mass speculation surrounding his future in almost every transfer window, with a blockbuster move to Man Utd frequently touted in previous years.

Now, it appears as if an emotional return to Tottenham and link-up with former Madrid coach Jose Mourinho could be the likeliest destination if his latest comments are anything to go by.

Speaking to BT Sport (via The Sun) Bale said: “Having Mourinho there [Tottenham] is an amazing statement from the club, I think he’s a serial winner.

“Tottenham want to win trophies and I don’t think there’s a better partnership than Mourinho and Tottenham together to try and win some trophies.”

 

 

Despite five-and-a-half progressive years under ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs failed to add a trophy to their cabinet, with their heartbreaking 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in last year’s Champions League final the cruelest blow.

A return to north London in the quest to bring silverware to the fans under serial trophy-hunter Mourinho could be a lure for Bale, who would likely receive a heroes welcome if he should return.

Meanwhile, Spurs have reportedly lined up a £25m-rated English centre-half as the ideal replacement for contract rebel Toby Alderweireld should the Belgian depart the Lilywhites.

 

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