Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid on an initial season-long loan, seven years after departing Spurs for the Bernabeu
Bale’s seven years at Real Madrid saw him win four Champions League titles, including playing starring roles in two of the finals.
He also won La Liga twice, though made just 16 appearances during last season’s success, with two goals.
He will now work under Jose Mourinho with The Lilywhites being a very different side to the one he left seven years ago.
Bale is not expected to make his return bow until October as he looks to get up to speed with Spurs.
Tottenham will look to bounce back from an opening weekend Premier League defeat to Everton as they face Southampton on Sunday.
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