It’s done. That’s according to football super-reporter Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted a couple of hours that the final details have been completed that will bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the 2020-21 season.
Gareth Bale to Tottenham, here we go! Last details to be sorted about salary [shared with Real Madrid] and Gareth will fly tomorrow to London. He’ll complete medicals and join #THFC - one year loan. Mourinho approved the deal. Reguilon expected for tomorrow too [100% done]. ⚪️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020
If you were hoping for an announcement today, you’ll need to be patient. Both Romano and Alasdair Gold say that both Bale and his Madrid teammate Sergio Reguilon, signed on a €30m permanent transfer, have both done most (but not all) of their medicals at Real Madrid’s training center but will now fly to London to complete them. An announcement isn’t expected until Friday.
Final financial details about the Bale loan deal are still trickling out; Gold also mentions that the split between Spurs and Madrid for Bale’s wages are now slightly more in Tottenham’s favor.
I understand Spurs hope to announce deals for both Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon tomorrow. Both players have had their MRI checks and completed most of their medicals in Spain. On the loan deal for Bale, it's closer to a 60/40 split on his wages with Spurs picking up the 40.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 17, 2020
40% of £600k/wk comes out to £240k/week, still Tottenham’s top wage earner, but not by THAT much. There have not been any other financial details about the Reguilon transfer, but those may come out eventually.
It’s happening! But now we need to sit on our hands and fidget until the club deigns us with what will hopefully be the most epic transfer announcement video(s) of all time.
If the introduction video for Bale doesn’t have Maicon driving him from the airport in a taxi what are we even doing?— Skipjack (@Skipjack0079) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, that doesn’t seem to be the end of Tottenham’s business. There are rumors that they are still looking at bringing in a reserve striker, though Romano says that both Andrea Belotti and Alexander Sørloth are now off the table. We should expect some outgoings as well.
No Andrea Belotti [he’s gonna stay @ Torino] and no Alexander Sørloth [he’s joining RB Leipzing on a permanent deal] as new Tottenham backup striker. The club is going to complete Bale deal and to announce Reguilon signing on next hours, then they’ll go for a new striker ⚪️ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020