Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Marouane Fellaini at Tottenham
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Mourinho wants Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini became a cult hero in the Premier League at Everton and then Manchester United.
The tall Belgian was an unmistakeable figure and was often used to win matches late on thanks to his height, physicality and heading ability.
Since leaving United he has been in China with Shandong Luneng. However, with his deal expiring at the end of the year, there are links with a possible return to the Premier League.
Reuniting with Man United however is not on the agenda but a reunion with a former colleague is what is being touted.
Fellaini spent time under Jose Mourinho in the northwest and could yet return to join the Portuguese coach’s squad with Spurs.
Reportedly the 33-year-old would be open to a return to England and Mourinho’s Spurs in particular.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United looks on during the warm-up before the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Bale, Mourinho problems
From Real Madrid on loan this season, Gareth Bale has not been able to put together a regular spate of good form.
One of the reasons behind the issues has been his tenuous relationship with Jose Mourinho.
There has even been clips of the pair coming to disagreements in training published on social media which has now been deleted.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Welsh striker Gareth Bale during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Clive Rose / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
“You want to stay here or go to Madrid and play no football?” could be heard by Mourinho directed towards Bale.
Former Spurs defender Graham Roberts has said that he feels Bale doesn’t want to play for Mourinho.
“If Gareth Bale played the next nine games, I think we would see Gareth Bale at his best. But I’m not sure that Gareth Bale wants to play for this manager. I’m not sure a few of them want to play for this manager, but the manager is in charge, so he makes the decisions,” he said.
Spurs supporters will hope when Bale does play he can give them the much needed quality to help them push for a top 4 finish.