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Barnett: “Bale had to go somewhere that he wanted to be”

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Bale’s agent talked about the move to Tottenham.

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Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett talked to Sky Sports and explained why his client left Real Madrid to join Tottenham Hotspur on a one-year loan deal.

“The most important thing is that Bale is smiling again. He loves Tottenham and he is enjoying life. He had to go somewhere that he wanted to be, it was never a question of money,” said Barnett.

The famous agent revealed that Madrid received several offers for Bale but only Tottenham’s was “the right one.”

“He had several offers that weren’t right for him. When Tottenham came calling, he knew it was the right thing to do. He has had a difficult time recently and is now going to enjoy himself, he deserves to be happy and he is probably one of the best ambassadors for Great Britain that there has been,” added Barnett.

Bale has not made his debut for Tottenham just yet as he recovers from a muscle injury, but should be available after the current FIFA break. In theory, he will return to Madrid after this season, although it will be easy for the two clubs to extend this loan deal if needed.