Gareth Bale is set to return to Tottenham this summer as the Lilywhites close in on a deal to bring him back on loan.
He left the north London side in 2013 but he is set to make a sensational return seven years later.
Jose Mourinho is keen to have him as a part of his first-team at the Tottenham Stadium, but there is already some scepticism surrounding his return.
ESPN is reporting that Mourinho has reached out to some of his associates at the Spanish team to know why Bale is struggling to play under Zinedine Zidane and they have told him that the Welsh attacker is not a consistent performer.
They have warned him to proceed with caution and to expect him to struggle when he joins Spurs.
The report also claims that these friends of Mourinho have told him that the Welsh wizard will struggle with the physicality of the Premier League.
Bale remains a big game player at Madrid, but Zidane is trying to build his team around a few set of players and Bale isn’t one of them.
Despite the negativity from ESPN, a return to the Premier League might be best for Bale and it seems likely to happen as both teams have already entered talks.
Mourinho wants to win a trophy for Spurs this season and one player who can almost guarantee that is Bale.