Jose Mourinho: I tried to sign Gareth Bale for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale does not intend to leave Madrid- Jonathan Barnett

Gareth Bale, Tottenham’s forgiven child, could be finally returning to Spurs. After years of talks with Real Madrid, it looks like it’s finally happening in 2020.

Tottenham are verge on closer to agreeing on a deal with Real Madrid to sign Gareth Bale. A few days back, Bale’s advisors are talking to Spurs about a potential loan or permanent move from Real.

“Gareth still loves Spurs,” his agent Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport Wales.

“It’s where he wants to be.”

Bale has been preserved out at the Real Madrid and his career in Spain has been holding back and Tottenham is the only way out. Bale even realize and would like to return to Spurs, where he spent six seasons between 2007 and 2013. Gareth Bale left Spurs to join Real Madrid for a then-world record £85m in 2013 and has won four Champions League titles and 2 La Liga titles with Madrid.

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho dodges questions about the club’s trying to make move on Bale transfer ahead of Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Initially, Mourinho did not want to be drawn on the reports.

“Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player. I don’t comment on players from other clubs,” he said.

“I can’t comment. That is not my job to have contacts with agents. I don’t want to comment on that.”

But when asked about bale as a player he admires, Mourinho said: “I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible to do during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club.

“There is no secret on [my admiration of the player], I think even Gareth knows that.”

Bale’s representatives are also speaking to other Premier League clubs like Manchester United, but Real Madrid has not agreed on a deal with anyone yet.