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Mauricio Pochettino: 'Gareth Bale rejoining Tottenham Hotspur not realistic'

Pochettino: 'Bale signing not realistic'
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Mauricio Pochettino deems the prospect of Gareth Bale rejoining Tottenham Hotspur "unrealistic" but admits that Spurs are in need of strengthening their ranks.

Mauricio Pochettino has described the idea of Gareth Bale rejoining Tottenham Hotspur as "unrealistic" but admits that Spurs are in need of strengthening their ranks.

The North Londoners are yet to make a signing during this summer, with the transfer window set to shut on August 9 as opposed to the end of August.

Bale's Real Madrid future, meanwhile, has been unclear this summer, with conflicting reports over where the Welshman will be plying his trade come the autumn.

When asked by a Spanish reporter if Bale could be a target for Tottenham, Pochettino laughed and replied: "I think it's not realistic."

However, the Argentine added: "With or without injuries, I think that's our target [to bring in players] after finishing last season.

"We want to add some quality who can help us to achieve the goals we want. We are going to see what happens in the next few days."

Spurs, who suffered an International Champions Cup penalty shootout defeat against Barcelona in California on Saturday, are currently without nine players who featured in the World Cup semi-finals.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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