Gareth Bale has completed a sensational return to Tottenham from Real Madrid.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who claim the deal was finalised on Wednesday night.
Bale, who fell out of favour at the Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane last season, has agreed terms on a season-long loan deal.
The Wales international’s deal with Spurs is worth more than £13 million, part of which will be financed by Real Madrid.
The Daily Mail add that Bale is ‘relishing the prospect’ of relaunching his career at the club where he became a household name.
It’s currently unclear when Spurs will make an official announcement.
The Mail say this will happen ‘once a few minor contractual issues are signed’.
Bale’s return to Tottenham has been driven by Jose Mourinho, who reportedly felt the world-class forward’s arrival was ‘absolutely imperative’ following his team’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton last Sunday.
Mourinho is understood to have told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that Bale’s drive and dynamism was required to enliven the team’s attack.
Dele Alli had been linked with a move in the opposite direction but the Mail understand this is not the case. The midfielder will not be heading to the Bernabeu.
Bale’s arrival will provide a massive boost for everybody associated with Tottenham.
The 31-year-old was sensational for Spurs during his final few seasons with the north London outfit and scored 55 goals in 203 games, which led to his record-breaking £85.3 million transfer to Spain in 2013.
Bale has been a success overall at Real Madrid, netting 105 goals in 251 appearances while winning a host of major honours in the process, including four Champions League titles.
However, he did not see eye-to-eye with Zidane, who left the Welshman on the bench towards the end of last season.
Presuming Bale can rediscover his form and confidence, Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four finish this season have suddenly increased significantly.
Spurs are also on the brink of signing Bale’s teammate Sergio Reguilon, who will sign a five-year contract after completing his £27 million transfer.
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