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Bale rejected higher offer from Man United before Madrid move ― Moyes

Mourinho admits even he 'didn't expect' Spurs impressive summer recruitment Andre Villas-Boas opens up on the conversation that led to Gareth Bale’s career turnaround
Cary Erickson | 17 October, 2020, 18:53

Spurs fans will be hoping Bale can recreate similar form as he looks to make his second debut for the club against West Ham on Sunday.

"Gareth Bale was probably the first name I thought of when I got the [United] job", he said.

That trio was followed in by Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, whilst Spurs also found much-needed competition and cover for Harry Kane after signing Brazilian forward Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica.

Speaking to COPA90, former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas opened up on a conversation he had with Gareth Bale while both were still at the club, which eventually became a turning point in the Tottenham star's career. He was the right type.

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Hopefully he comes in and scores goals, because he can definitely help us win games and points. Toon boss Steve Bruce added: 'We've worked well all week and hope to get off to a fast start.

"I wanted Gareth Bale to be my first signing at Manchester United".

The current No. 1 Real Madrid spent seven years at Stamford Bridge, claiming two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup, before moving to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018, where he became team-mates at Bale. I tried to hijack it.

'I had a good relationship with Gareth and I wish him the best of luck this year, even if he's not playing for the good London team. In that campaign, the Welshman scored 26 goals in 44 games and ended up going to Real Madrid in exchange for 101 million euros.

"They can see the squad getting better but they're anxious about whether they'll play or not". Gareth's always been one that has got that ability to pass the ball as well, he can play with his head up'. We even had a helicopter at the training ground to take him and bring him back. But he chose real Madrid and he made a brilliant decision because he went on to win four Champions Leagues. He's had a brilliant career'.