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The Welshman returned to the North London outfit on loan in the summer transfer window after falling out of favour at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane.
But already it's been clear that Bale is a very different player to the one that ripped up the Premier League in his final season before sealing that then-world-record move to Los Blancos.
He's made 11 appearances and scored three goals but only one has come in the Premier League, with Bale's outings largely coming in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
In fact, he's played just 161 out of 900 possible minutes in the top flight and AS say the club have been underwhelmed by their big-money loanee.
One damning sentence from Alberto Munoz's piece says that Bale's impact on the team is "basically nill" such has been his minimal contributions.
He was on target in the 2-1 win Carabao Cup quarter final win over Stoke City in midweek but only lasted 45 minutes.
Mourinho would then reveal the Southampton youth product asked to be replaced as he was struggling with an injury and already plenty of Spurs fans are losing patience.
By the time Bale's season-long loan at Spurs finishes he will still have another year to run on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, though it's highly unlikely he will play for Real again.
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