Noel Whelan claims it was “inevitable” Gareth Bale would return to Tottenham ahead of a potential second debut against West Ham on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant Russell Edge, the former Premier League striker admits it is “great” to see the Welsh superstar back in the English top-flight after seven years away.
Mourinho revealed on Friday that he would make a late decision on whether the 31-year-old would be involved on Sunday in what would be his first appearance since returning to the club on loan.
As revealed by Football Insider last week, the Wales international is expected to be pitched straight into the matchday 18 after recovering from a knee injury.
Whelan admits he is delighted Bale is back with Spurs and that he is glad all the speculation over a potential return can be put to bed.
Whelan told Football Insider: “Look, it’s great, it’s great to have the best players in the world playing in the Premier League, showcasing their skills and being able to watch them, isn’t it?