Bale close to Tottenham return
MADRID, Spain (AP):
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale flew to London, England, yesterday to complete his return to Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.
The Wales international was pictured giving a thumbs-up to Tottenham fans congregating outside the team’s training base in north London as he was driven into the complex.
Bale, 31 years old, was scheduled to meet officials from Tottenham ahead of agreeing to a likely season-long loan move.
Bale left Tottenham for Madrid in 2013 for €100 million (then £85.3 million), a record fee at the time, but he has struggled for game time in recent seasons.
Bale will seek to rediscover his motivation for the game under manager Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, where he would form a forward line with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
His contract at Madrid runs until 2022.