Transfer activity at Tottenham Hotspur appears to have ramped up a notch as they close in on a double swoop from Real Madrid, including a potential return to North London for Gareth Bale.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Jose Mourinho will soon be welcoming full back Sergio Reguilon through the doors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a deal believed to be worth €30m (£27.6m).
Romano claims personal terms have been agreed with the player ahead of the Spurs move, as have buy-back and first refusal clauses in Reguilon’s contract.
The Spaniard had been in discussions with Manchester United over a possible switch to Old Trafford, but United were not prepared to meet Real Madrid’s criteria of those said clauses and as such pulled out of any deal.
That left the door wide open for Spurs, who have all but sewn up the transfer.
But Reguilon might not be the only arrival from the Spanish giants, as reports claim that ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale could make a return to the Premier League with his former club.
Bale’s disgruntlement at Real Madrid has been well documented, and it is clear for all to see that he is not fancied by current boss Zinedine Zidane.
The Wales international was close to a move to China during the January transfer window, but Real pulled the plug late on.
Now though a homecoming for Bale seems closer than ever, with it suggested Madrid are willing to pay a chunk of the 31-year-old’s wages in order to see him leave the Bernanbeu.
This is where Spurs are likely to take a chance in bringing Bale ‘home’ on a loan deal – Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed to the BBC: “Gareth still loves Spurs, we are talking. It’s where he wants to be”.
The deal is thought to cost Spurs around €20m for the season.