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Romano: deal done, Bale and Reguilon to be introduced as Tottenham players on Friday


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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.

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.

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.

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.