Gary Lineker talks bromance with "extraordinary" Gazza
2 October 2021, 12:00 | Updated: 2 October 2021, 12:16
The England football legend has talked about his friendship with Paul Gascoigne on The Manatomy Podcast.
"He always tells me that, ‘If it had been any bloke, it would have been you’” said the Match Of The Day host when asked about Gazza fancying him.
Throughout the podcast, where guests address vanities and insecurities, Lineker is pressed by the host Wallace about something Gazza said whilst they were teammates.
Relaying Gazza's quote, Wallace says: "You know why I like Gary Lineker, I like his body. What a lovely body. Unbelievable. It was so smooth. I fancied him!”
“Told you I was hairless!" Lineker then replies before Wallace resumes the Gascoigne quote.
"I used to see him getting a massage after the game and I thought, ‘wow’, he is beautiful.” Wallace continues.
In between the laughter, Lineker goes on to add: “He calls me regularly when he’s in good shape, and he always tells me that, ‘If it had been any bloke, it would have been you’."
"I love Gazza, he’s an extraordinary man.”
During his guest appearance on the podcast, Lineker also talks about fitness regimes in modern football, saying "I would have been so much better” if he was playing today.
Gary Lineker played for England between 1984 and 1992, becoming the country's only World Cup Golden Boot winner until Harry Kane also achieved the same feat in 2018.
He played alongside Paul Gascoigne at Tottenham Hotspur from 1989 to 1992, where their friendship evidently blossomed.