Jose Mourinho comments on Gareth Bale during Tottenham press conference

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Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a sensational swoop for Gareth Bale over the past 24 hours, with Daniel Levy and Real Madrid said to be in discussions.

Bale left North London for Spain back in 2013 when his transfer fee broke the world record, with the Welshman going on to lift four Champions League trophies with the club.

Of course, Jose Mourinho was a Real Madrid manager around this time, but the Special One was sacked by Los Blancos before Bale arrived later that same year.

Bale moved from Southampton to Tottenham back in 2007, going on to make 203 appearances for the Lilywhites across six seasons in North London (Wikipedia).

In his final two campaigns alone, Bale played 86 matches and scored an impressive 38 goals across all competitions.

While Jose Mourinho refused to confirm or deny an upcoming Tottenham return, the Spurs head coach did have plenty of nice words to say about Bale in his press conference this afternoon.

Mourinho said (Football London): “Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I don’t talk about players from other clubs. It’s not my job to have contact with agents and I don’t want to comment.

“I don’t comment on hypothetical stuff. Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player.

“I tried to sign him during my time at Real Madrid and the president followed my instinct and knowledge and the season I left, he brought Gareth to the club. That’s no secret and Gareth knows that.”

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