Gareth Bale banned for “a few weeks” due to calf injury

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is set to miss a few more weeks of action with a calf injury.

The Welshman, who is on a one-season loan from Real Madrid, has managed just 11 appearances in all competitions since returning to the club, with just one of those coming out in the Premier League.

Bale made a comeback from a previous injury to score in the recent 3-1 win over Stoke City, in which he was forced to leave the pitch at half-time as a precaution, and he failed been included in the day’s squad to take on Wolves last. free time.

“I don’t expect him to be in good shape [for Fulham] and also I have my doubts that Lucas [Moura] and [Carlos] Vinicius can be worthy of Fulham, ”Mourinho said (via The Telegraph).” I will not tell [Bale’s injury] is serious, but I would say [he will be out for] a few weeks.”

If Bale is out for a few weeks, not only will he miss Fulham’s game, but it also seems likely that he will miss upcoming meetings with Leeds United and Marine, while his involvement in the trip to Aston Villa on January 13 is also rising. in the air.

Gareth Bale, José Mourinho
Mourinho doesn’t expect Bale’s return for a few weeks | Srdjan Stevanovic / Getty Images

This latest injury is another blow to Bale, who was hoping to regain some of his best form after finally sealing his move away from Real.

According to AS, Real is increasingly frustrated with Bale’s situation. They had hoped he would play enough to prove himself and win a permanent departure from the club next summer, but that now seems unlikely.

Los Blancos are eyeing successful moves for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland next summer, but their ability to sign both players could hinge on Bale’s permanent exit.

Club officials are hoping to recoup some form of transfer fees for the Welshman, but the top priority is getting rid of Bale’s huge salaries. However, while Bale has yet to prove that he can play a reliable role in a team, the chances of another club scrambling to sign him next summer are slim.

For Spurs, they will have to try to return to victory without Bale. Mourinho’s men are winless in their last four Premier League games and have dropped to seventh in the table.

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