‘It’s no secret I tried to sign him… and Gareth knows that’: Jose Mourinho makes a public plea to Gareth Bale as he speaks on Tottenham’s pursuit of the Real Madrid star for the first time – moments after refusing to comment!
Bale is on the cusp of sealing a sensational return to White Hart Lane and is currently in talks with Spurs over a loan move.
While a move appears to be imminent, Mourinho refused to be drawn in on the move before admitting that he has wanted to sign the 31-year-old in his previous job at the Bernabeu.
Jose Mourinho insists that is it ‘no secret’ that he tried to sign Gareth Bale as Real Madrid boss
‘Even before that, I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible to do during my time there,’ Mourinho said in his Wednesday press conference. ‘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 that. Even Gareth knows that. But I’m not going to speak about him anymore because he is a Real Madrid player.’
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