Tottenham’s medical team has reportedly confirmed that Gareth Bale will be sidelined for at least a month with an injury.
Bale flew into London on Friday alongside Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Reguilon – who is also signing for Spurs – to finalise his £20million loan deal.
The forward has been carrying a knee injury in recent weeks, but has been working in a gym at Valdebebas, and little information has been made available on the Welshman’s condition.
But now, according to Spanish publication Marca, the Spurs medical team has had a look at the 31-year-old’s injury and determined he will be out for as many as four weeks.
It appears that Tottenham knew this may be in the case before agreeing to sign Bale, meaning the loan move will still go through.
Spurs supporters gathered at Luton Airport on Friday to welcome Bale back to the country ahead of his highly-anticipated move.
The Wales international left north London for Real Madrid back in 2013.
Los Blancos splashed out a world-record £86m on the winger who went on to win a staggering four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles.
But Bale’s time in the Spanish capital wasn’t all success and glory, and in recent years he had a number of run-ins with boss Zinedine Zidane.
With injuries playing a part in his demise at Real Madrid, Bale found himself frozen out this season, and in need of a new challenge.
The forward claimed in an interview that the club were making it “difficult” for him to leave, with Real admitting they rejected a £89m bid for him last season.
But Bale appears to have finally got his wish, and will return to Spurs for at least one season.