What Pochettino said when asked about a Bale return to Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked after the penalty shoot-out defeat to Barcelona on our chances of bringing Gareth Bale back to the club.

The Welsh wizard’s future at Real Madrid was cast into doubt under former boss Zinedine Zidane, with Bale even admitting minutes after the final whistle of their Champions League final victory against Liverpool that he will have to talk to his agent during the summer about his future.

Those doubts eased following Zidane’s resignation, together with Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprise switch to Italian giants Juventus.

Bale left Spurs in 2013 for a then-record £85.3million and has a lucrative contract that runs until 2022, however, there will be no surprise return for the 29-year-old in a Spurs shirt, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

The Spurs boss said to Football.London when asked about a Bale return: “(Chuckles) I think it’s not realistic.”

I think even the most optimistic Spurs fan never expected Bale to rejoin us, our barren spell of not signing anyone ahead of the close of the transfer window continues.

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