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In the new Pitch to Post podcast, the panel reveals the story of Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham and discusses the extent of Manchester United’s troubles.

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Join Jasper Taylor as he welcomes guests from Sky Sports to discuss the scale of the problem at Old Trafford, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how Gareth Bale referred to Tottenham and the secrets behind Marcelo bielsasuccess of Leeds.

How the Bale deal unfolded – view from England

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Tottenham’s new signing Gareth Bale says it’s amazing to be back at the club and his main ambition is to win a trophy in his second spell

Tottenham’s new signing Gareth Bale says it’s amazing to be back at the club and his main ambition is to win a trophy in his second spell

Sky Sports Journalist Paul Gilmour spent 16 hours at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground on the day Bale was finally announced as Spurs player after seven years in the Spanish capital.

“It was a bit long day,” he told the Pitch to Post Podcast. “I left in a polo shirt thinking it would be done and dusted long before it got cold, and I was still there at 10:30 pm at night! I was there since about 7:30 am for the first live in Sky Sports News.

“Even after the last update at 10:30 pm, I still had to do a recorded track to release later that night, so it was a long day, but it was totally worth it on a day like this. It was like Deadline Day and those days don’t come too often.

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Gareth Bale lands in UK ahead of potential Tottenham return on loan

Gareth Bale lands in UK ahead of potential Tottenham return on loan

“Bale’s return means a lot to the Tottenham fans and just so you can follow him from start to finish you get information about the story all the time. It had a really exciting feeling.

“The moment Bale got to the passenger seat and the fans saw him – there was something very special about it because we all know the impact he had in this club the first once he was here.

“He’s accomplished a lot since then and after winning four Champions League titles and scoring over 100 goals for Real Madrid, he’s a real world superstar and he’s back at Tottenham.

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Tottenham fans have responded to news Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale will return to the club on a season-long loan

Tottenham fans have responded to news that Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale will return to the club on a one-season loan

“What you say to the camera is the easiest part. It’s the things between every hour that are difficult because you are trying to find the absolute last. Sometimes nothing is moving.

“It’s not just me and my contacts… it’s the other reporters and their contacts. Kaveh Solhekol was through it on Tuesday night, and provided very good information from his contacts.

“We also have to have the cameraman in place to get the shots, and I have to say he played a blinder. It’s great that we stay there and relay this information, but you can’t help but see what’s going on in front of you.

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Gareth Bale is greeted by Tottenham supporters as he arrives at Spurs’ training ground ahead of his departure from Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is greeted by Tottenham supporters as he arrives at Spurs’ training ground ahead of his departure from Real Madrid

“Tottenham are very good at facilitating reporters, but when they do multi-million pound deals, that’s their priority. It’s not me on the outside to need to enter and use their facilities. Their time was completely taken to get the Bale. and Sergio Reguilon deals done.

“Even though it looked like a deadline, it wasn’t the case for the lawyers to do all of the contract checks and for them to go through all of these processes. Bale and Reguilon were inside the building throughout the announcement videos. ready for Saturday when the deals were finally announced.

“It’s only when the deals are announced that the clubs can relax. “

How the Bale deal went – view from Spain

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson picks his Spurs XI for this season after Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon signings

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson picks his Spurs XI for this season after Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon signings

Sky Sports reporter Ben Ransom was at Madrid-Barajas airport the day Bale flew to Luton.

He says: “It’s a lot of pressure, for sure. I got a call from my boss on Wednesday afternoon asking if I was ready to go to Madrid to do some Gareth Bale hunting.

“I thought I could go to the training ground to see what he was doing. Indeed, we were lucky. I was talking to some local journalists beforehand and Spain is a tricky issue for me as I cannot speak the language.

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Spain football expert Terry Gibson said Jose Mourinho brought Gareth Bale to start matches for Tottenham and he can play in several positions, including replacing striker Harry Kane.

Spain football expert Terry Gibson says Jose Mourinho has brought in Gareth Bale to start games for Tottenham and he can play in a number of positions, including replacing striker Harry Kane

“Talking to the Spanish was difficult, but luckily my cameraman was local and could speak a little English. You do your best to talk to as many experts as possible. I spoke to some of the local reporters and they were adamant that Bale was not going to show up at the training ground.

“When he did it it was great like I wasn’t getting anything else, now I have a picture of the man himself, the man we all talk about and the player we are talking about. we expect to fly to London within the next 24. hours.

“We have today’s photo and that’s what we’re still talking about at Sky Sports News. This is the drama we are absolutely experiencing. ”

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