Tottenham wanted rid of Gareth Bale and got lucky, says Mauricio Pochettino

• Bale was an unspectacular left-back in his first Spurs years
• Welshman went on to shine as a winger and join Real Madrid

Mauricio Pochettino has seemingly confirmed one of Tottenham’s dirty secrets – that they were prepared to get rid of Gareth Bale after his initial difficulties at the club.

The manager was discussing the vagaries of the transfer market – in particular, the problems that can come when a Premier League team takes a player from the Championship.

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via Football | The Guardian

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