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Gareth Bale was a strange and bad signing for Tottenham

Tue 12 January 2021 | 11:14

Former Tottenham defender Jason Cundy believes Tottenham’s move to bring Gareth Bale back to the club was a strange deal.


's offer to have


back on loan from

Real Madrid

last summer was greeted with tremendous optimism and anticipation, saying that it will form a powerful front-three alongside Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

But he did not fulfill fans’ expectations managing to score only three goals in 12 games so far this season.

Many predicted that Bale will earn the opportunity to impress FA Cup third round against Marine, but he was left out of the starting XI and came to the pitch as a substitute to play the last 25 minutes of the 5-0 victory.

Jason Cundy

admits Bale is not what Jose Mourinho expected.

Speaking on The Sports Bar, the talkSPORT host said: “

It’s looking like an increasingly strange signing, isn’t it


“I know the Spurs fans were excited about it and I was too, I was looking forward to seeing what Gareth Bale was going to turn up and what we were going to see from him.

“But we’ve not seen anything, have we? We haven’t seen anything of him.

“So far, you’d have to say it’s been a bad signing.

“I think Spurs fans will be largely disappointed that he hasn’t been given more of a chance.

“The question is, why hasn’t he?

“Does Jose look at him and think: ‘You’re not quite what I thought I was going to get’?”

source: SportMob