Frank Lampard reveals what he thinks about Mourinho signing Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale was a terror in the Premier League for Tottenham, and was the league’s best player before sealing a sensational transfer to Real Madrid.

Bale won four Champions League titles with the Spanish giants, but endured a difficult time under Zinedine Zidane last season.

The Welshman will play for Tottenham this season, and has agreed to move on loan to Spurs, with reports claiming that Spurs paid a £12m fee to make the deal happen, and will also cover part of his wages.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played against Bale a number of times while he was a Spurs player, and Lampard admits that he’s a top signing, as he hailed Bale as one of the best players in the world.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference before facing Liverpool on Sunday, Lampard said:
“Gareth Bale is an incredible player, incredible individual talent, who we remember very well from his days at Tottenham.

“We’ve also seen from afar the incredible success he’s had a Real Madrid and if he does come to Tottenham – and I keep seeing that it’s virtually going to happen soon – then I think he’s going to be a big addition to their squad, of course.

“Of course, they’ve got very good individuals at Tottenham, they’re going to be a team that’s expected to challenge in and around the Champions League places and above.

“They have fantastic individuals and if they get Gareth Bale then they add one for sure. He’s one of the best players in the world in my opinion over the last four or five seasons.”

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