Instead, Moyes had to settle for an eleventh-hour deadline day deal for Marouane Fellaini, instead.
The prospect of adding Bale to a front line that put six past Manchester United last time out is a mouth-watering one for Spurs.
"We have so, so many options that I refuse to say that this or that player is a first choice because if you are a first choice today you are going to be a second choice in the next squad and vice-versa".
"Manchester United offered more money than Real Madrid". He was the right type. Manchester United offered more money than Real Madrid.
"I wanted Gareth Bale to be my first signing at Manchester United".
"'Ok, ' I said, 'I can try and change to a 4-4-2 formation, and you play free at the top with (Emmanuel) Adebayor and I can move (Gylfi) Sigurðsson to the left, cutting in'".
Despite being a huge club, Real Madrid also had to make cuts as a result of the coronavirus. We want him to feel comfortable, we want him to make the decision of, "Yes I'm ready, yes I'm ready to go". The captains reached an agreement with Madrid whereby all players would lower their salary by 10% (with respect to the total they had to receive last season) in case they returned to competition (during the break, in full state alarm) and 20% if there was no resumption of the championships.
"We have a squad where every player has to fight a lot and play very, very well to deserve a place in the team", he said.
But the Welshman snubbed a move to the Premier League giants in favour of a switch to Real Madrid. We even had a helicopter at the training ground to take him and bring him back.
He is reportedly poised to make his second debut for the club against West Ham United on Sunday, and fans can not wait for the moment. "He's had a brilliant career".