Mauricio Pochettino admits he would bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur

Gareth Bale

Rumours have emerged about a first-refusal deal with Real Madrid should Bale ever leave the Spanish capital.

Reports today have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could re-sign their former superstar Gareth Bale ahead of Premier League rivals if a bid did arrive for the player.

The contract details of Bale's move to Real Madrid were leaked this week and it is reported by The Sun that Tottenham would have a 72-hour buy-back clause if any team made a successful bid for the Real Madrid star - including Manchester United.

Speaking in his press conference today, Mauricio Pochettino was asked about this chatter and gave a fairly obvious answer. If Bale became available, he would snap him up, as he told Sky Sports News today (21/01/2016):

"I don't know, this is a rumour.

"If we would have the option to sign him, why not? He is a great player and a player that can improve our squad."

Bale left the club in a world record deal back in 2013 to join up with Real Madrid, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Prior to that he had been a world beater with the Spurs first-team. After initial struggles as a left-back signed from Southampton he reveled after being pushed further forward by Harry Redknapp.

He scored 55 goals in 203 games for Spurs and was crowned PFA Players Player of the Year twice and Football Writer's Footballer of the Year once during his time with Spurs.

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