Multiple sources are now reporting that Tottenham Hotspur have all but completed a deal to sign Gareth Bale on a season-long loan with an announcement expected imminently (Alasdair Gold).
The 30-year-old was spotted at the Real Madrid training ground on Thursday morning, with reports confirming that a plane was waiting at Madrid Airport to take Bale to London (Sky Sports).
Some Spurs fans are understandably not willing to get carried away by the rumours until there if official confirmation from the club, particularly after the Paulo Dybala saga last year.
However, those fans can now rest easy as Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett has confirmed that the transfer will be completed this week.
Barnett admitted on Wednesday that the deal was close but he suggested that there were a few more complications that needed to be resolved. However, the 70-year-old seemed even more optimistic about the deal this morning.
According to AFP journalist Tom Alnutt, Barnett said: “We’re getting there, I think it will be completed this week.”
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