Mourinho reacts to reports Tottenham are on verge of superstar signing as Bale’s agent has transfer update for fans

Jose Mourinho has reacted to the reports that Tottenham are on the verge of signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

Bale has enjoyed so much success at Madrid since he left Spurs in 2013, but he is done at the Spanish giants and is all set to make a move back to Tottenham on a deal that would send a statement to the rest of the premier League.

Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho did not want to be drawn on the club’s pursuit of Bale when fielding questions ahead of Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv, But when asked if Bale is a player he admires, Mourinho said on GOAL: “I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible to do during my time there. 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 [my admiration of the player], I think even Gareth knows that.”

Bales agent then opened up and gave fans an update on proceedings: “There’s a long way to go on some issues, but without doubt Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in last seven years,” Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, told Sky Sports News.

“The deal is complicated, but there’s reason to believe a deal is close and things could move very quickly if discussions continue to go well.”

All we can say is that Spurs fans are getting very excited about the return of Bale, even if he is not the same player he was just a few seasons ago.

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