Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on the loan return of former club hero Gareth Bale.
That is according to a report from The Sun, who claim that Spurs and Real Madrid actually came close to an agreement last night, suggesting that the deal is on the brink of a decisive breakthrough.
It is claimed that the Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has decided a move to bring the Welshman back is necessary after the club’s dismal opening day defeat to Everton in the Premier League.
The loan would cost an overall financial package of around £20 million, with Real Madrid so desperate to be rid of the forward they will pay up to 50 percent of his £650,000-a-week salary.
Bale has been blacklisted by Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and the Welshman is desperate to play regular football this season.
Tottenham could offer him just that whilst Bale could also be an able alternative to Harry Kane in the main striker role.
It seems that a deal to bring Bale back to his former club is now getting closer to completion and there is no doubt it will be a popular move with many fans.
The hope will be that Bale can overcome his recent fitness concerns and reach the level he previously managed whilst playing for Tottenham under both Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas.