According to Jose Mourinho, he believes that Zinedine Zidane is happy Gareth Bale left the Spanish outfit for Tottenham Hotspur.
Gareth Bale was unhappy at Real Madrid with Zidane denying to field the player at the Bernabeu. Moreover, president Florentino Perez blocked a transfer for the Welshman to move to the Chinese Super League.
The attractive right-winger, who can also play as a right wing-back, struggled for game time following their 2018 Champions League triumph.
His wages and length of the contract was the issue for him making any sort of switch to any sector of the world. However, home is where the heart is and Tottenham struck a loan deal for Bale.
Bale. Is. Back.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 19, 2020
When talking about Gareth Bale’s move at a press conference, Jose Mourinho opined:
I didn’t speak with Zinedine, but I believe that Zinedine is happy that he left. We are happy that he is here, Gareth, of course, is happy to be here. So hopefully in the end of the season, we are all happy, and he can stay with us.
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Multiple Premier League clubs including Manchester United were looking to sign Gareth Bale from Madrid. But they were too slow and Jose Mourinho’s quick approval of the transfer made the deal happen in rapid action.
Despite Real paying half of Gareth Bale’s weekly wages, the former Southampton player is the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
Over the lack of game time in the 2018/19 season, the Welshman fell out with his manager Zidane. He was handed only 12 starts in the 2019/20 season and played just 1100 minutes compared to his previous record of 1700+ minutes.
Spurs will look to extend the loan deal beyond the season if everything augurs well for the North London outfit.
Jonathan Barnett, Gareth Bale’s agent, also criticized the Spanish giants for their handling of his client and says he won’t go back even after the loan spell.
There was a build-up of clashing personalities, a build-up of not being supported. There were many different things. I think for someone who has done as well and as great as he has for Real Madrid, I don’t think he got the respect he deserved. I think that was big problem.
What the fans did was a disgrace, and the club didn’t help. I hope the issue of returning to Real Madrid does not arise. He will be so successful at Tottenham, he will want to stay and it will be easy to do the rest.
When viewing from a neutral perspective and in an unbiased way, the Welsh winger was made the scapegoat several times for the club’s failure. The La Liga champions have continued its legacy of disrespecting their star players.
Despite Bale winning four Champions League and two La-Liga, he got neither the admiration nor gratitude but the club rewarded him with a lot of boos on and off the pitch.