Tottenham are acting big again, with Gareth Bale set to sign on the dotted line to make a return seven years after leaving.
And according to the Daily Mail, it was Spurs boss Jose Mourinho who drove the deal, telling Daniel Levy the club needed Bale’s drive and dynamism to elevate them to the next level.
If the Wales international can fire Tottenham to a trophy, then it will be £13m on wages well spent as far as Levy and Mourinho are concerned.
But how the 31-year-old ultimately does during his second spell at the club remains to be seen, with the forward struggling for form and fitness prior to his sensational return.
Meanwhile, Tottenham hero Dimitar Berbatov thinks Bale’s imminent return will ensure more faces move to the north London club.
He said: “It's hard to say that this alone will make Spurs title challengers, but it is a sign to the world that they can do serious business.
“The players in the squad will be encouraged, and so will potential signings.
“Bale, [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son, Dele Alli. Managers would kill for this frontline.
“On paper, they now have the strongest front-line in the league along with Liverpool.
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“Bale is probably already texting Harry Kane and other Spurs players, chatting and looking forward to linking up.”
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