Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham because he wants to work with manager Jose Mourinho, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England full-back believes the Welshman suits Mourinho’s preference of defending with six and attacking with four perfectly.

Spurs confirmed on Saturday that the 31-year-old had rejoined the club he spent six years at on an initial season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.

Bale will have to wait until at least October for his second Spurs debut as he recovers from a knee injury.

But Mills believes the winger will be keen to get fit because he “clearly wants to play”.

He told Football Insider“I think it could be a fabulous signing.

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“We’ve seen him play for Wales, and people say he hasn’t played for Real Madrid for a while and no he hasn’t.

“But once you get him fit, and he will get fit because he wants to be there and clearly he wants to play, and he’s helped make this deal happen, no matter what anybody says.

“He wanted to go back to Tottenham and he wants to play for Jose Mourinho. As much as people chastise Mourinho and give him grief, Gareth Bale wants to go and play for him.

“That says a lot in itself, he doesn’t want to play for Zidane but he wants to play for Mourinho.

“You can play (Hueng-Min) Son as the 10 or Son on the right with Bale on the left or you can play Bale as the 9 alongside (Harry) Kane or Bale as the 10.

“Suddenly you’re looking at that forward line and Mourinho likes to defend with six and attack with 4, it’s happy days!”

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