Bale is BACK! Tottenham seal return for Welsh winger on a season-long loan from Real Madrid costing £13m in wages with announcement imminent after Jose Mourinho drove the deal
- Gareth Bale has sealed a sensational return to re-join Tottenham this summer
- The Wales winger has agreed a deal to go back worth around £13million-a-year
- Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has been key in getting the deal over the line
- Bale left Spurs seven years ago for Real Madrid but has been frozen out of late
- Sportsmail understands the deal will see no players make the move to Madrid
The Wales international has agreed terms on a year-long deal that Sportsmail understands to be worth more than £13million – part of which will be financed by Real Madrid – and he is relishing the prospect of relaunching his career at the club that propelled him to stardom.
There is no indication yet as to when Tottenham – who face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League on Thursday – will make an official announcement but it will happen once a few minor contractual issues are signed.
Gareth Bale has sealed a sensational return to Tottenham to end his Real Madrid nightmare
Bale rose to superstardom at Tottenham before leaving seven years ago to join Real Madrid
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is said to have played a key role in bringing Bale back to Spurs
Bale’s return to North London, seven years after he was sold to Madrid for a the world record fee of £90million, is laced with sentiment but it was a move that Mourinho, Tottenham’s manager, felt was absolutely imperative following his side’s dismal 1-0 defeat to Everton last Sunday.
Mourinho was adamant that Tottenham needed Bale’s driven and dynamism to enliven Tottenham’s attack and negotiations accelerated following discussion with Chairman Daniel Levy.
It is understood no players will go in the opposite direction.
The deal for Bale stands a separate transaction as Tottenham will also Sergio Reguilon, Real Madrid’s left-back who has also been linked with Manchester United, today; He is due to undergo a medical and will sign a five-year with Tottenham, paying £27million fee.
Bale enjoyed rich success in Madrid, going on to win four Champions League titles with them
Life became tough for Bale in recent seasons and he was frozen out by Zinedine Zidane