Barcelona legend hails Gareth Bale’s move to Tottenham

Barcelona legend Rivaldo says Gareth Bale will be a ‘great’ signing for Tottenham.

The Brazilian icon, 48, believes a move back to Spurs from Real Madrid will benefit both Bale and his old manager Jose Mourinho.

Bale is thought to have said his goodbyes at Real Madrid’s training ground on Thursday before he jets into London on Friday to seal a sensational return to the club he left for a then world-record £85million in 2013.

He is set to move on loan for the season with Tottenham picking up the bill for around 40 to 50 per cent of his £650,000 wages.

Rivaldo told Betfair: “It will be great news if Gareth Bale signs for Tottenham.

“He has not been playing regularly for a long time and it will be great for him to get the chance at his former club which he knows well and where he played some of his best football ever.

“Jose Mourinho’s team did not start well in the Premier League, losing to Everton, and he will love having one of his former stars in the squad to add some attacking power.”