Gareth Bale’s sensational return to Tottenham is on the verge of being completed, according to Football.London’s Alasdair Gold.
Since leaving for Real Madrid in 2013, the 31-year-old has continuously linked with a move back to north London, but the chances of seeing Bale in a Spurs shirt once again have always looked slim.
However, with his relationship with Zinedine Zidane at breaking point having featured just 20 times for the La Liga champions last season, the Welshman’s days in the Spanish capital have always looked numbered, despite winning four Champions League crowns, two La Liga titles and a host of other domestic honours during his seven seasons at the Bernabeu.
According to Sky Sports, Bale was at Madrid’s training ground this morning and Football.London believe that the winger has undergone part of his medical in Spain and is expected to complete his move back to Tottenham on Friday.
Gold’s report suggests that Spurs have agreed to pay 40% of Bale’s £600,000 per-week wages, whilst Dan Kilpatrick reckons that the deal in total will cost Tottenham around £15m.
#thfc Understand the deal will cost Spurs less than £15million, including wages and loan fees, with Real agreeing to continue paying more than half of Bale's wages.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 17, 2020