Bale set to arrive in England on Friday for Tottenham move

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Further reports from Sky Sports indicates that Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett said that the forward has never been closer to leaving Real Madrid since his then world-record transfer in 2013 and is waiting for the green light to fly to London in his private jet and seal the move to Tottenham.

"We're getting there", Barnett told AFP.

Madrid have been pushing for a permanent transfer for Bale in the hope of being rid of his salary, worth around 30 million euros.

Bale could soon be back in Premier League action
Bale could soon be back in Premier League action

He originally joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2007 and, after initially struggling to make his mark, evolved into one of the club's greatest players, scoring 56 goals and providing 58 assists in more than 200 appearances.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho refused to speculate on the discussions saying: "He is a Real Madrid player and I don't comment on players from other clubs".

After returning from global duty injured, Bale had been working in the gym at Valdebebas but no information about his condition was made known as his been the protocol regarding Bale in his torrid time at Real Madrid. He enjoyed an excellent 2018-19 season for Madrid but Zidane sent the 23-year-old on loan last year to Sevilla, where he helped them finish fourth in La Liga and win the Europa League.

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