West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed how he came close to signing Tottenham Hotspur attacker Gareth Bale.
Moyes talked about the Welsh international during his pre-match press conference ahead of the London Derby clash with hosts Tottenham Hotspur.
The ex-Manchester United boss will face Gareth Bale for the first time since the Welshman snubbed him and the Red Devils in 2013.
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The Welsh international picked Real Madrid ahead of Manchester United when both clubs were interested in signing him seven years ago following his sensational performances for Spurs at the end of the 2012/13 season.
David Moyes revealed that a helicopter was waiting to bring Gareth Bale in for his medicals at Manchester United before he opted to sign for Real Madrid in a then world-record fee of £85.3m.
Gareth Bale has returned to Tottenham Hotspur on loan for this season after spending seven years in Madrid.
He’s in line for his second Spurs debut against West Ham United this weekend and David Moyes is aware of his quality.
Bale suffered an injury almost immediately after his loan return to Spurs was confirmed last month.
Moyes and West Ham United are on a two-game winning run ahead of the trip to face Spurs.