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MetiNews.Com - When Luka Modric left Tottenham to sign for Real Madrid in the summer of 2012, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy announced a "special partnership" with the Spanish giants.

Uk news Spurs partnership with Real finally bears fruit with Bale and Reguilon London news

MetiNews.Com - When Luka Modric left Tottenham to sign for Real Madrid in the summer of 2012, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy announced a "special partnership" with the Spanish giants.

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16 September 2020 - 05:40

Breaking News ! When Luka Modric left Tottenham to sign for Real Madrid in the summer of 2012, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy announced a "special partnership" with the Spanish giants. Levy said he hoped the two clubs would share a "long and productive relationship", but the benefits of the agreement were never seen in north London. Instead, Gareth Bale followed Modric from White Hart Lane to the Santiago Bernabeu 12 months later. Seven years down the line, the "partnership" has long been forgotten by most, but those cordial terms may well have helped Spurs in their sensational bid to bring back Bale and also sign left-back Sergio Reguilon. Jose Mourinho is also likely to have played a pivotal part in the double deal. The Portuguese remains close to Madrid president Florentino Perez and their friendship will have made negotiations smoother with the construction magnate, an old-school operator who has built up his business empire with the help of networking and powerful connections. LIVE! Latest transfer news and rumours When Real bought Modric in 2012, Mourinho was the coach and the Croatian's signing is still considered one of the best decisions he made in his three-year tenure at the Bernabeu. Mourinho had wanted to sign Bale as well that same summer, but he was gone by the time the Welshman arrived in a €100 million transfer in 2013. "I asked the club to buy him last season but it was not possible," he said. "The way my Real Madrid was playing, I think it was an easy player to fill a space and to get into that tactical dynamic." Latest Tottenham news Leyton Orient set up Tottenham clash in Carabao Cup third round Gareth Bale agent confirms talks over sensational Tottenham return Tottenham working on sensation double deal for Bale and Reguilon Tottenham's lack of creative spark leaves Mourinho looking for answers He was proved right. Under Mourinho, Real Madrid reached three successive Champions League semi-finals, but fell short each time. After he left and Bale joined, Los Blancos won the competition the following season with Carlo Ancelotti as coach. And later three times more under Zinedine Zidane. Bale, for all of his problems at Real Madrid, helped to take the club to that next level and scored in two of the four finals. It was his header that made it 2-1 against Atletico Madrid in 2014 and his brace (including a spectacular overhead kick) that sealed victory over Liverpool in 2018. He also assisted Sergio Ramos in the second final with Atletico in 2016 and netted a penalty in the shootout. Not much has gone right for Bale since the final in Kiev. When Cristiano Ronaldo left in the summer of 2018, the Welshman was expected to step up. Zidane had wanted to sell the former winger and keep the Portuguese, but left himself when it became clear the opposite was about to happen. Perez had backed Bale, but brought back Zidane after the troubled tenures of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari in 2018-19. The reunion was never likely to be a positive one for the Welshman as the French coach was charged with rebuilding the team. After almost swapping Madrid for China last summer, when Zidane said "if he leaves tomorrow, all the better", Bale initially featured at the season start when others were injured but was increasingly frozen out and made just two appearances after lockdown. His apparent apathy on the bench in those matches upset some supporters, as did his golf game in Madrid after he had asked to be left out of the squad to face Manchester City. There was the famous 'Wales. Golf. Madrid" banner, too, after which he was whistled by an angry Bernabeu crowd in November.

. And it was refreshing to hear him reveal recently that he remains committed to his profession, when many have doubted that to be the case. "I want to play football," he said earlier this month. "I'm still motivated to play football. I'm 31 but I'm in great shape still and I feel I've got a lot to give." A return to a club which was his home for six seasons and where he was happy seems ideal and Mourinho could also be the right man to reignite his passion after a few difficult years in Spain. Arguably, Bale's style of play was always more suited to the open spaces of the Premier League and he has struggled at times as rival sides sit back and defend against Real Madrid. The Welshman could comfortably slot into a number of roles in this Tottenham team and although injuries will be a concern, he is still in great shape. During lockdown, he recorded the best results in fitness tests conducted by Madrid's medical staff, yet barely appeared after that. In Pictures | Gareth Bale at Real Madrid 39 show all In Pictures | Gareth Bale at Real Madrid 1/39 September 2, 2013 Gareth Bale poses for photographs in his new Real Madrid shirt during his official unveiling at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 2, 2013 in Madrid Getty Images 2/39 September 2, 2013 Gareth Bale (C) holds up his new Real Madrid shirt with Real President Florentino Perez (2nd R) alongside (L-R) friend Ellis Randall and family, including daughter Alba Violet (in arms), girlfriend Emma Rhys Jones and mother Deborah Bale during his official unveiling at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 2, 2013 in Madrid, Spain Getty Images 3/39 September 12, 2013 Marcelo (L) Karim Benzema (C) and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid present their team's UEFA Champions League kit at the Torre Europa building on September 12, 2013 in Madrid Getty Images for adidas 4/39 September 14, 2013 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal and Real Madrid at El Madrigal on September 14, 2013 in Villarreal, Spain Getty Images 5/39 January 25, 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid CF holds the Ballon d'Or 2013 award with team mates prior to he start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 25, 2014 in Madrid Getty Images 6/39 April 8, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid consoles Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on April 8, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany Bongarts/Getty Images 7/39 April 16, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the opa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia Getty Images 8/39 May 24, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal Getty Images 9/39 August 12, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid poses with the trophy following his team's 2-0 victory during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC at Cardiff City Stadium on August 12, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales Getty Images 10/39 August 19, 2014 Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) reacts after being injured near Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone (R) during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 2014 AFP/Getty Images 11/39 March 22, 2015 Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz intervenes as Neymar of Barcelona and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF clash during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona Getty Images 12/39 May 13, 2015 Dejected Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo walk off the pitch following their team's exit from the competition during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2015 Getty Images 13/39 August 18, 2015 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid chats with Toni Kross after beating Galatasaray 2-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid Getty Images 14/39 August 23, 2015 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid controls the ball during the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and Real Madrid at Estadio El Molinon on August 23, 2015 in Gijon Getty Images 15/39 April 2, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF celebrates before having his goal disallowed during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona Getty Images 16/39 April 12, 2016 Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg stops the ball headed by Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Getty Images 17/39 April 26, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF hurdles the challenge from Jesus Navas of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, Getty Images 18/39 May 4, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (obscured) scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 19/39 May 28, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates with the trophy after victory in the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy Getty Images 20/39 May 28, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shows his winners medal after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy Getty Images 21/39 May 29, 2016 Gareth Bale (2ndL) of Real Madrid CF jokes with his teammates Francisco Roman Alarcon alias Isco (R) and Lucas Vazquez (L) during their team celebration at Cibeles square after winning the Uefa Champions League Final match agains Club Atletico de Madrid on May 29, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 22/39 September 14, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lies injured after colliding with Sebastian Coates of Sporting Clube de Portugal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Sporting Clube de Portugal at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 14, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 23/39 October 18, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Legia Warszawa at Bernabeu on October 18, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 24/39 October 29, 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal with team mate Gareth Bale during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2016 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Getty Images 25/39 March 1, 2017 Referee David Fernandez Borbalan (L) shows the red card to Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and UD Las Palmas at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2017 in Madrid Getty Images 26/39 April 23, 2017 An injured Gareth Bale of Real Madrid leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Bernabeu on April 23, 2017 in Madrid Getty Images 27/39 June 3, 2017 Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid speaks to Gareth Bale of Real Madrid before he is subbed on during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales 28/39 June 3, 2017 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lifts The Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales Getty Images 29/39 August 8, 2017 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid attempts to get past Victor Lindelof of Manchester United during the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Philip II Arena on August 8, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia Getty Images 30/39 August 15, 2017 Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric take part in a training session at Real Madrid sport city in Madrid on August 15, 2017 AFP/Getty Images 31/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shoots and scores his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 32/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 33/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid kisses the UEFA Champions League Trophy following his sides victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 34/39 May 26, 2018 Loris Karius of Liverpool is consoled by Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (R) following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 35/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid leaves the pitch following his sides victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 36/39 December 22, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid poses with his Adidas Golden Ball award after the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Final between Al Ain and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Getty Images 37/39 December 22, 2018 General view as Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid lifts the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy following the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Final between Al Ain and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Getty Images 38/39 February 06, 2019 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF misses a chance to score under a challenge by Arthur Melo (L) and Nelso Semedo of FC Barcelona during the Copa del Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Nou Camp on February 06, 2019 in Barcelona Getty Images 39/39 May 19, 2019 Gareth Bale was left on the bench by Zinedine Zidane amid reports Real Madrid would sell him this summer, denying him a potential farewell appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu. Getty Images 1/39 September 2, 2013 Gareth Bale poses for photographs in his new Real Madrid shirt during his official unveiling at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 2, 2013 in Madrid Getty Images 2/39 September 2, 2013 Gareth Bale (C) holds up his new Real Madrid shirt with Real President Florentino Perez (2nd R) alongside (L-R) friend Ellis Randall and family, including daughter Alba Violet (in arms), girlfriend Emma Rhys Jones and mother Deborah Bale during his official unveiling at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 2, 2013 in Madrid, Spain Getty Images 3/39 September 12, 2013 Marcelo (L) Karim Benzema (C) and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid present their team's UEFA Champions League kit at the Torre Europa building on September 12, 2013 in Madrid Getty Images for adidas 4/39 September 14, 2013 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal and Real Madrid at El Madrigal on September 14, 2013 in Villarreal, Spain Getty Images 5/39 January 25, 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid CF holds the Ballon d'Or 2013 award with team mates prior to he start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 25, 2014 in Madrid Getty Images 6/39 April 8, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid consoles Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on April 8, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany Bongarts/Getty Images 7/39 April 16, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid reacts after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the opa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia Getty Images 8/39 May 24, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal Getty Images 9/39 August 12, 2014 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid poses with the trophy following his team's 2-0 victory during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC at Cardiff City Stadium on August 12, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales Getty Images 10/39 August 19, 2014 Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) reacts after being injured near Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone (R) during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 2014 AFP/Getty Images 11/39 March 22, 2015 Referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz intervenes as Neymar of Barcelona and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF clash during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona Getty Images 12/39 May 13, 2015 Dejected Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo walk off the pitch following their team's exit from the competition during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2015 Getty Images 13/39 August 18, 2015 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid chats with Toni Kross after beating Galatasaray 2-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid Getty Images 14/39 August 23, 2015 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid controls the ball during the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and Real Madrid at Estadio El Molinon on August 23, 2015 in Gijon Getty Images 15/39 April 2, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF celebrates before having his goal disallowed during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona Getty Images 16/39 April 12, 2016 Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio of VfL Wolfsburg stops the ball headed by Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and VfL Wolfsburg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 12, 2016 in Madrid, Getty Images 17/39 April 26, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF hurdles the challenge from Jesus Navas of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2016 in Manchester, Getty Images 18/39 May 4, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (obscured) scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 4, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 19/39 May 28, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates with the trophy after victory in the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy Getty Images 20/39 May 28, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shows his winners medal after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy Getty Images 21/39 May 29, 2016 Gareth Bale (2ndL) of Real Madrid CF jokes with his teammates Francisco Roman Alarcon alias Isco (R) and Lucas Vazquez (L) during their team celebration at Cibeles square after winning the Uefa Champions League Final match agains Club Atletico de Madrid on May 29, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 22/39 September 14, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lies injured after colliding with Sebastian Coates of Sporting Clube de Portugal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Sporting Clube de Portugal at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 14, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 23/39 October 18, 2016 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Legia Warszawa at Bernabeu on October 18, 2016 in Madrid Getty Images 24/39 October 29, 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal with team mate Gareth Bale during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2016 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Getty Images 25/39 March 1, 2017 Referee David Fernandez Borbalan (L) shows the red card to Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and UD Las Palmas at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2017 in Madrid Getty Images 26/39 April 23, 2017 An injured Gareth Bale of Real Madrid leaves the pitch during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Bernabeu on April 23, 2017 in Madrid Getty Images 27/39 June 3, 2017 Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid speaks to Gareth Bale of Real Madrid before he is subbed on during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales 28/39 June 3, 2017 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lifts The Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales Getty Images 29/39 August 8, 2017 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid attempts to get past Victor Lindelof of Manchester United during the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Philip II Arena on August 8, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia Getty Images 30/39 August 15, 2017 Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (R) and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric take part in a training session at Real Madrid sport city in Madrid on August 15, 2017 AFP/Getty Images 31/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shoots and scores his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 32/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 33/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid kisses the UEFA Champions League Trophy following his sides victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 34/39 May 26, 2018 Loris Karius of Liverpool is consoled by Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (R) following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 35/39 May 26, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid leaves the pitch following his sides victory in the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine Getty Images 36/39 December 22, 2018 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid poses with his Adidas Golden Ball award after the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Final between Al Ain and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Getty Images 37/39 December 22, 2018 General view as Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid lifts the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy following the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 Final between Al Ain and Real Madrid at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Getty Images 38/39 February 06, 2019 Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF misses a chance to score under a challenge by Arthur Melo (L) and Nelso Semedo of FC Barcelona during the Copa del Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Nou Camp on February 06, 2019 in Barcelona Getty Images 39/39 May 19, 2019 Gareth Bale was left on the bench by Zinedine Zidane amid reports Real Madrid would sell him this summer, denying him a potential farewell appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu. Getty Images With a point to prove and playing under a coach and a set of fans who admire him, Bale could be a player transformed. And this time, Mourinho will be the beneficiary. Like Bale, Reguilon will also want to show Madrid they have made a mistake by letting him leave. The left-back was one of Real's standout performers in a difficult 2018-19 season, but was benched by ZIdane as the Frenchman favoured an out-of-sorts Marcelo on his return to the club. Ferland Mendy then signed in the summer and when Marcelo stayed, there was no room left for Reguilon. So he joined Sevilla on loan and after Mendy, was probably LaLiga's best left-back in 2019-20 as the Andalusians finished fourth and also won the Europa League. At the age of 23, Reguilon has his best years ahead of him. An athletic and aggressive defender who covers his flank well, he links up effectively with team-mates and offers a threat in attack, although his final ball needs improvement. Mourinho praised the left-back in his role as a television analyst for beIN SPORTS after a Clasico clash last year. "One of the players that could show that Real Madrid traditional desire to compete against Barcelona was Reguilon," he said. As with right-back Achraf Hamiki, who signed for Inter Miilan earlier this summer, it is surprising to see Reguilon sold by Madrid but not that Los Blancos hope to retain a buy-back option. The defender's attributes appear well suited to the Premier League and also to Mourinho's coaching style. Both Bale and Reguiilon have won trophies too and it is that mentality – along with their impressive technical qualities on the pitch – which Mourinho will want to instil in his squad. Reguilon in particular seems to have been seduced by the idea of playing for Mourinho, having watched the Portuguese at his boyhood club between 2010 and 2013. Thanks to a coach they used to call the 'Special One', Tottenham's "special partnership" with Real Madrid is finally bearing fruit.

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