Pochettino reveals whether Spurs tried to re-sign Gareth Bale during his time in charge

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Tottenham Hotspur’s reported capture of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.

Reports indicate that the pair are expected to arrive in London today to seal their moves to Spurs after passing their medicals (Sky Sports).

Pochettino is certainly convinced that the Welshman would prove a great asset for his former side, almost 10 months after the Argentine was fired by Daniel Levy.

When asked about Tottenham’s potential signing of the 31-year-old, the Argentine told El Partidazo de COPE (as translated by The Metro): “Bale is a magnificent footballer at an age that still has strength as well as experience and maturity.

“He has been decisive in Madrid, he has won four European Cups, he has scored in important games… he has always been very affectionate with me.”

The former Tottenham boss admitted that he would have liked to work with a player of Bale’s quality.

When asked if he asked the club to sign Bale during his time in North London, Pochettino responded: “There was never the possibility. Everything was focused on the construction of the stadium, but it would have been a great contribution for the team.”

The 48-year-old also lavished praise on the signing of Reguilon and suggested that the left-back was one for the future.

Speaking about the 23-year-old, he said: “It seems to me that he has a lot of spirit. He has great potential and will continue to grow.”

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Daniel Levy has always maintained that there would be significant investment made into the first-team once the stadium move was complete and he has stayed true to his word so far. It is just a shame that Pochettino could not be the one to benefit from that investment after keeping us competitive during a challenging time financially.

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