According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told Gareth Bale that he may need to play as a number 10.

It’s fair to say that Bale hasn’t quite got going in his second spell with Tottenham, having re-joined on loan back in September.

The Welshman clearly isn’t the player he was when he left Tottenham in 2013; that’s somewhat to be expected, as Bale is now 31 and has suffered injury problems over the years.

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Bale has scored just twice in his 10 games for Spurs, and has only started one Premier League game for Tottenham as he seeks top form.

He came on as a half-time substitute against Leicester City, but couldn’t prevent Spurs from falling to a 2-0 defeat to the Foxes, only showing a couple of glimpses of his class.

It’s now claimed that Bale has been told by Mourinho that he will have to play as a number 10 at times this season, working behind Harry Kane despite predominantly being a winger.

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We have yet to really see that happen, as if Mourinho has used a number 10, he has mostly used Tanguy Ndombele or Giovani Lo Celso in that role.

Dele Alli can barely get a kick as a number 10, and may soon find Bale ahead of him in that battle if Mourinho chooses to go for a very attack-minded line-up soon.

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