Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to react after some six-second footage from training emerged, in which something interesting can be heard.
The clip merely shows Tottenham’s goalkeepers warming up. However, in the background, Jose Mourinho can be heard talking to someone.
The ex-Chelsea boss can be heard saying: “You want to stay here or go to Madrid and play no football?”
Now, the Portuguese coach could be talking to a number of players.
Mourinho could be talking to Sergio Reguilon. Why?
Perhaps Mourinho was offering the Spaniard an ultimatum, in the hope that, even if Real Madrid came in for him, he would reject their advances.
However, the Spurs boss could also be talking to Gareth Bale.
The Wales international will be returning to Real Madrid once his season-long loan deal ends.
Perhaps Mourinho was genuinely asking him if he’d like to make that deal permanent, or go back to Spain and be left out by Zidane again.
Sadly, there is a lot of speculation given the ambiguity of the situation – we wish the footage continued just that bit longer, so we could hear an answer.
Let’s see what the Tottenham fans on Twitter have been saying…
I wish the video carried on 😂😂 because then we might have gotten a reply.— White Hart Lane 🇿🇦 (@trophystatus1) January 16, 2021
Has to be Bale. Firstly cause I don't think he'd speak to Reguilon in English and also cause Bale has to earn the right to stay here while Reguilon is free to decided on his own whether he wants to stay or go.— Louis° (@NdanguyTombele) January 16, 2021
This is all a set up surely— Megalolz (@Megalolage) January 16, 2021
100% it's for Bale— Chris. (@archonchris) January 16, 2021
Cheeky Mourinho.. love it— cole (@SpursCole) January 15, 2021
Interestingggggggg 👀— Spurs Cyprus Flag (@SpursCyprusFlag) January 16, 2021
My first thought was Reggie, not Bale. Playing football, enjoying his time here, Jose starting the mind games to get him to stay in case Real look to activate the buy back clause— GC (@g10_c10) January 16, 2021
Obviously not Dele, since he’s not playing for Spurs either.— AphexTriplets 🧉🐸 (@AphexTriplets) January 16, 2021
Bale is already a Madrid-plr
100% on Reggie this.