Tottenham have secured the services of favourite son Gareth Bale for the 2020/21 season after he Welshman signed for Spurs on a loan deal from parent club Real Madrid.
Bale had long been searching for a way out of Madrid after he fell out favour when manager Zinadine Zadane returned for a second spell.
Bale was set to move to China last season but a move was blocked at the death by Madrid.
The 31 year-old departed North London in 2013 for a world record fee of £89.5 million.
Bale. Is. Back.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 19, 2020
Bale has two years left to run on his £600,000-a-week contract with Madrid with ESPN reporting that Spurs will cover around £250,000-a-week as part of the deal.
They have reportedly not paid a loan fee the deal does not include an option or obligation to buy Bale next summer.
Spurs also confirmed that Bale will be missing until October through injury.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 19, 2020
Real Madrid released a rather short statement that has come under criticism for a lack of respect.
The statement read: “We are delighted to announce the return of Gareth Bale to the club on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.
“Gareth sustained a knee injury whilst playing for Wales on international duty earlier this month and this together with La Liga’s later start compared to the Premier League means he has had a limited preseason. We anticipate that he will be match fit after October’s international break.”