Mauricio Pochettino weighs in on Tottenham potentially signing Gareth Bale

The future of Gareth Bale is one of the big mysteries of the 2019 transfer window. The Welshman is unwanted at current club Real Madrid. Furthermore, no club has come forward and announced their interest in him. However, after Zinedine Zidane’s latest remarks, Mauricio Pochettino has commented on a possible return. 

In the early hours of July 21, Zinedine Zidane had confirmed that Gareth Bale will be leaving Real Madrid. The Frenchman stated that Real Madrid are working on achieving an outcome which will suit everybody.

“We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone.

“We are working on his transfer to a new team,” he had said.

Tottenham remain one of the clubs linked with a move for Bale. The forward enjoyed a six-year spell with the club before eventually moving to Real Madrid for a then world-record fee.

Asked for his take on the situation following Tottenham’s win over Juventus, Mauricio Pochettino remained coy. Although he did not rule out a move for the Welshman, he stated that the final decision to bring him rests with the chairman.

“I saw in the media but I don’t know which club is going to sign him. I don’t know if it is us or another club. It is the job of my chairman to built the best possible club,” said the Argentine.

Despite fielding a team mixed with youth and experience, Pochettino saw his Spurs beat Juventus. The London-based side were given a great start by Erik Lamela, who popped in at the half-hour mark to score. However, Juventus had turned the tie around by the hour mark, after Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in quick succession.

Nevertheless, Tottenham replied with two goals of their own, first from Lucas Moura, and later from Harry Kane to seal the win.