Bale Returns To Tottenham On Loan, But Out Until October
Muhammad Rameez 1 month ago Sat 19th September 2020 | 11:13 PM
Gareth Bale completed his return to Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, Spurs announced on Saturday
"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 pre-season.
However, he had fallen out of favour at the Spanish champions in the past two seasons since Zinedine Zidane's return as coach.
The former Southampton winger made just two appearances for Madrid after football's return from the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic and did not even travel for Madrid's Champions League exit to Manchester City in June.
By contrast, at Tottenham, he is still remembered as one of the club's all-time greats.
Bale twice won Premier League Players' Player of the Year during his first spell at the side, which saw him score 56 goals in 203 appearances and lure Madrid into paying a record-breaking price for his services.
He will wear the number nine shirt and form an exciting front-three with England captain Harry Kane and South Korea's Son Heung-min.
"To all the Spurs fans, after 7 years, I'm back!" Bale tweeted.
Spurs are badly in need of a lift after failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in five years last season and starting their new Premier League campaign with a dispiriting 1-0 home defeat to Everton.
Madrid, though, will reportedly retain a buy-back option on the 23-year-old for the next two seasons.
Manchester United were also interested in Reguilon, who played in Sevilla's 2-1 Europa League semi-final win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men last month, but were less open to Madrid's requirement for a buy-back clause.