Having been made redundant at Real Madrid in the past months, Gareth Bale has returned to his former club Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan to revive his club career.

Spurs while announcing the arrival of Bale confirmed that the Welsh star will wear the number 9 shirt.

Initially signed as a 17-year-old from Southampton in 2007, Gareth made his name over six years at Spurs before moving to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013.

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“I’m so happy to have this shirt on again,” the Welsh star stated after completing a deal to re-join us on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

He continued: “It’s nice to be back!”.  “This is such a special Club to me. It’s where I made my name. What an amazing Club, amazing fans, and it’s just incredible to be back. Hopefully now I can get some match fitness, help the team and win trophies.

“I always thought when I did leave that one day I would love to come back, and the opportunity has now arisen. I feel like it’s a good fit, it’s a good time for me, I’m hungry, I’m motivated, I want to do well and can’t wait to get started.”

While most fans are over the heels with the arrival of Bale, they would have to wait a bit longer before they see their legend play for them again as Spurs have confirmed their new catch is injured.

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The club said: “Gareth sustained a knee injury whilst playing for Wales on international duty earlier this month and this together with La Liga’s later start compared to the Premier League means he has had a limited pre-season. We currently anticipate that he will be match fit after October’s international break.”

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