Jose Mourinho has been announced as the new Tottenham Hotspur boss and the appointment could well see the former Real Madrid manager finally link up with Gareth Bale – who takes home a salary per week of £350k with the La Liga giants.
The two bypassed each other in summer 2013 as Mourinho departed Real Madrid to re-take the reigns at former club Chelsea, and Bale left Tottenham in a world-record transfer.
Ever since, there have been rumours of Bale either returning to White Hart Lane, where he previously won the PFA Player of the Year award, or completing a major move to Manchester United who – until around this time last year – were being managed by none other than Mourinho.
He certainly suits Mourinho’s style of play as a dynamic wide forward famed for his ability to create something out of nothing, and Bale’s situation at Real Madrid certainly suggests a move could be on the cards, having found himself behind the likes of Eden Hazard and Rodrygo in Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order this season.
Whether Spurs can afford his wages remains to be seen, but Mourinho will want to kick off the January transfer window with a statement to truly announce his arrival at Tottenham and signing Bale would more than fall into that category.