Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has landed in London this afternoon ahead of his much-anticipated return to Tottenham Hotspur.
The forward flew into Luton Airport today before travelling to Spurs’ training ground in Enfield, North London.
Bale first joined Spurs in 2007 from Southampton, before he got his move to Real Madrid for a then world record £85m fee in 2013.
Despite having scored over 100 goals for Real, including being part of four Champions League victories, Bale leaves on a sour note following a poor relationship with his manager, Zinedine Zidane.
Using a free bet on the app from BetVictor on Bale hitting the ground running once hit, will be an interesting bet to mull over for Spurs fans, and football fans in general.
Speaking to the press on Wednesday after his sides victory over Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said: “Until I’m told Bale is a Tottenham player, I still think and feel and respect the fact he’s a Real Madrid player.
“He is a Real Madrid player and I don’t comment on players from other clubs. I have to respect that. It’s better not to speak.
“I tried to sign him for Real Madrid, which was not possible to do during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club. It’s not a secret, even Gareth knows that.”
The Welsh international is not thought to be the only Real player to make the switch to North London this week, with full-back Sergio Reguilon expected to be announced on Friday, too.
The 23-year-old Spaniard played on loan for Sevilla last season, winning the Europa League whilst there.
Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, told BBC Wales Sport on Wednesday that talks over a move were “slowly progressing”.
Barnett said: “Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in the last seven years. We are still negotiating. We shall see how it goes.”