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Bale close to Tottenham return

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:11 AM
Footballer Gareth Bale gestures to fans as he arrives at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur in London, England, yesterday.
Footballer Gareth Bale gestures to fans as he arrives at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur in London, England, yesterday.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (centre) dribbles through the defence during a Spanish LaLiga match against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Spain, on Saturday, January 4.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (centre) dribbles through the defence during a Spanish LaLiga match against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Spain, on Saturday, January 4.
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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.