Gareth Bale officially is set to return back to Tottenham seven years after leaving them for Real Madrid.
The charismatic Welshman has been strongly linked to a move back to his former club, particularly after reports from his agent that the player is keen on a return.
And the Daily Mail reports that the dream of Bale has become a reality, having re-signed a season-long loan deal with them.
Bale reached terms on a £13 million pay package, part of which would be sponsored by Real Madrid, the source reports.
It’s not clear when Spurs will reveal their big new signature, but once a few small contractual conflicts are settled, it is expected to happen.
Bale, who left for a £85 m world-record fee at the time, would cement an emotional return to Spurs, but the Mail’s article says Jose Mourinho was pushing the transfer.
Spurs began their Premier League season limply as they were beaten 1-0 by Everton and talks between Mourinho and chairman Daniel Levy have reportedly accelerated.
The Mail says no other players are supposed to travel in the opposite direction.
In the midst of the Bale reports, Dele Alli was connected with a Bernabeu transfer, although Spurs are also expected to complete the signing of left-back Sergio Reguilon-the Madrid star known to have a medical on the training ground of Spurs.
“I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible to do during my time there,” Mourinho said in his Wednesday press conference.
“But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club.
“There is no secret on that. Even Gareth knows that. But I’m not going to speak about him anymore because he is a Real Madrid player.”