Mourinho expressed his relent at the club’s inability to bring him in while at the helm of the Spanish giants, and was quoted by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who indicated Mourinho’s interest in the Welsh forward was no secret.
Potential return for Gareth Bale
It was reported that the Welshman is in talks with former club Tottenham, regarding a move back to the north London outfit, where he was involved in 114 goals from 203 matches in all competitions (56 goals and 58 assists).
It is believed that negotiations are ongoing, with his wage demands a potential obstacle for Spurs.
However, Mourinho has distanced himself with reports linking Bale with a prospective return to the club, out of respect for his former club, who Bale remains to be part of.
His current contract is due to expire in June 2022, however, having played just 20 times last season, a move may favour Bale, who made 16 league appearances and just one start in their Champions League campaign.
Gareth Bale’s record since moving to the Bernabéu
He has scored 105 goals and provided 68 assists from 251 appearances overall, since moving to the Spanish capital.
He has won the Champions League four times, three of which came in successive seasons, as well as four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, two La Liga titles, the Copa Del Rey and the Supercopa de España.
Likelihood of transfer
Los Blancos have a somewhat good relationship with Tottenham, having been involved with a handful of transfers in the past, including the sale of Rafael van der Vaart and the acquisitions of Luka Modrić and Bale.
Their previous dealings could have a baring on Bale being allowed to return to Spurs.
The Premier League side are reportedly close to finalising a deal for Real’s Sergio Reguilón and could secure a double swoop from Madrid, should talks escalate for Bale.
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