Tottenham fans are understandably over the moon as multiple reliable sources have now confirmed that Gareth Bale is set to return to Spurs on a season-long loan deal, with an announcement being imminent (Fabrizio Romano and Alasdair Gold).
Given the lack of attacking impetus on show from the Lilywhites in their disappointing opening day defeat against Everton, Jose Mourinho will be hoping that Bale can help provide the attack with more of a cutting edge.
However, it looks like the Spurs boss will have to wait for a while before the Welshman is available for selection.
Sky Sports have revealed that while Bale is expected to complete his return to North London this week, he is still around a month away from reaching peak match fitness.
Meanwhile, The Daily Star claims that it was initially hoped that the 30-year-old could be ready in time for Tottenham’s trip to Manchester United on October 3.
However, it is said that Bale’s first game back for Spurs is now likely to be the London derby against West Ham United on October 17.
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While I did not think Bale would be match fit, I thought he would be able to get a few cameos under his belt much sooner, particularly since he featured for Wales in the Nations League. However, this news comes as a blow as it means the Welshman will not be available for the busy schedule we have over the next few weeks. Thus, the sooner we bring in another striker to take some workload off Kane, the better.
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