Gareth Bale might join Arsenal, he didn’t see football the same way as Mourinho at Tottenham

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There are reports that Arsenal are considering a move for Wales international, Gareth Bale to replace Alexandre Lacazette next summer. Lacazette’s contract with the club will expire on June 30, 2022.

Lacazette can leave Arsenal on a free transfer on July 1, 2021, since he has not been able to reach an agreement with the Premier League side.

Hence, the 30-year-old French striker is linked with a move to Juventus and Atletico Madrid but there is currently no official deal on the table for the Frenchman.

According to reports in England, the coach of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta is considering making a move to bring Bale to Arsenal if the club’s board agrees but the wages of the 32-year-old Walsh footballer might be a determining factor.

Recall that Gareth Bale spent the 2020-2021 season at Tottenham Hotspur when he could not get regular playing time at Real Madrid under coach Zinedine Zidane.

The return of Gareth Bale to Tottenham, a club he played for between 2007 and 2013 before he joined Real Madrid for €101 million, did not go perfectly as envisaged. Then, the Premier League club was coached by Jose Mourinho who did not give him as much playing time as expected.

Out of 36 Premier League games, Jose Mourinho managed to play Bale 20 times in the league. Despite the insufficient game time, the Wales international scored 11 Premier League goals.

Just like how things did not go down well with Bale at Spurs, things did not also go as planned for Jose Mourinho, hence, the Portuguese tactician was sacked before the end of the season.

In an interview with Mirror Sport, Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett stressed that there was no fallout at Tottenham during Mourinho’s era. According to the agent, the players did not see football the way the coach saw it.

Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett.

“At Spurs, there wasn’t a fallout,” Barnett said. “I just think they didn’t see football the same way – I’m being very diplomatic here.”

After his loan spell at Tottenham, Gareth Bale decided to return to Real Madrid. Fortunately for him, coach Zidane who did not like to play him had left before he returned to the Spanish side ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

The Wales international met Carlo Ancelotti as the new coach of Real Madrid. He settled in very swiftly but injury interrupted his rise to prominence under the Italian coach.

His agent said: “He went back to Real Madrid and he was in the first team immediately.

“Unfortunately he tore his hamstring so it’s a long way back. It’s a shame with Carlo Ancelotti back as manager he got the injury this season.”

Gareth Bale on international duty with Wales.
Gareth Bale on international duty with Wales.

As Bale is fighting to return to fitness and play more regularly at Real Madrid, he is fighting for his country, Wales to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

His agent said, Bale’s biggest dream is to play in the World Cup and the 2022 edition of the tournament remains the biggest chance the 32-year-old winger has to fulfill his dream.

“It’s a dream for him to play in the World Cup finals with Wales,” said Barnett.

“That’s the most important thing for him, I believe.”