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"Mourinho is tired of Gareth Bale"

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara has slammed Gareth Bale and says the Welshman's time at Spurs "needs to end".

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"Mourinho is tired of Gareth Bale"
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Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara made his thoughts clear on Gareth Bale in a heated rant on TalkSport, stating that the Welshman’s time at the club “needs to end” this summer.

Bale has failed to make a meaningful impact at Spurs since his arrival on loan from Real Madrid in September, seven years after he left the same North London club for the Santiago Bernabéu in a €100 million move in 2013.

It seems that Spurs and coach Jose Mourinho have no interest in keeping the 31-year-old forward beyond the one-season loan deal agreed with Real Madrid, where he looks likely to return this summer to see out the last year of his contract.

Bale himself has admitted that his plan is to return to Madrid this summer and for O’Hara that day can’t come soon enough.

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring their first goal against Crystal Palace on 7 March.

O’Hara: Everyone is tired of Bale

“Everyone’s had enough of the Gareth Bale saga. The fans, the players, the media, everyone has just had enough,” O’Hara told TalkSport.

“He came in, there were people standing outside the ground, it was like the Messiah coming back.

“He wasn’t fit for three months, got fit, had a few decent games, started playing well and then disappeared in the two biggest games of the season against Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb, two shocking performances.

“Then he comes out and says he just wanted to be fit for the Euros, it’s why he came to Spurs, he wants to go back to Real Madrid. Everyone is just tired of it.

“You can see Mourinho is tired of it. He didn’t bother playing him against Aston Villa, he brought him on for two minutes against Newcastle. That whole situation just needs to end.”