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VIDEO SHOWS: GARETH BALE ARRIVING AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TRAINING GROUND, FILE FOOTAGE SHOWCASING BALE'S CAREER AT TOTTENHAM AND REAL MADRID

SHOWS:

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 18, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. FANS CHEERING AND APPLAUDING AS GARETH BALE ARRIVES AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TRAINING GROUND

2. CARS DRIVING THROUGH ENTRANCE TO TOTTENHAM'S TRAINING GROUND

3. VARIOUS OF TOTTENHAM FANS, CHANTING (English): "GARETH BALE, GARETH BALE, HE WAS BORN TO PLAY FOR SPURS. HE WAS BORN TO PLAY FOR SPURS"

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - APRIL 4, 2011) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

4. VARIOUS OF BALE AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TRAINING SESSION AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST REAL MADRID

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - APRIL 13, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

5. BALE WALKING ON TO TRAINING PITCH

6. BALE TRAINING

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

7. VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID FANS INSIDE THE BERNABEU STADIUM AWAITING ARRIVAL OF THE TEAM'S THEN-NEW SIGNING, GARETH BALE

8. BALE ARRIVING ON PITCH AND WAVING TO CROWD

9. BALE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH BALL

10. VARIOUS OF BALE KICKING BALL

11. FANS CHEERING

12. BALE KISSING THE REAL MADRID SHIELD ON HIS SHIRT

13. BALE WALKING TOWARDS PODIUM AND SHAKING HANDS WITH REAL MADRID PRESIDENT, FLORENTINO PEREZ

14. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) THEN REAL MADRID'S NEW SIGNING, GARETH BALE, SAYING:

"Thank you for this great honour. Hala Madrid."

15. VARIOUS OF BALE AND PEREZ POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS HOLDING REAL MADRID'S JERSEY

16. VARIOUS OF BALE POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH RELATIVES

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - SEPTEMBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

17. BALE TRAINING WITH REAL MADRID

18. CRISTIANO RONALDO TACKLING BALE

19. CASEMIRO JOKING WITH RONALDO, RONALDO GETTING UP AND STANDING NEXT TO BALE

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - SEPTEMBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

20. BALE AT TRAINING SESSION

21. REAL MADRID COACH, ZINEDINE ZIDANE (LEFT), AT TRAINING SESSION

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 22, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

22. REAL MADRID BUS ARRIVING AT CIBELES FOUNTAIN SQUARE FOR CELEBRATIONS AFTER WINNING LA LIGA

23. REAL MADRID PLAYERS WAVING AT FANS FROM BUS

24. FANS GATHERED AT CIBELES FOUNTAIN

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 29, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

25. SCREEN SHOWING WINGER GARETH BALE'S NAME AS REAL MADRID CELEBRATE THEIR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SUCCESS

26. VARIOUS OF BALE APPLAUDING

27. VARIOUS OF PLAYERS LIFTING CUP, CHEERING

KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - MAY 25, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

28. ZIDANE AT TRAINING SESSION AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

29. BALE SMILING AT TRAINING

30. PRACTICE GAME IN PROGRESS / BALE SCORING GOAL

KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - MAY 26, 2018) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

31. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF BALE SCORING GOAL WITH AN OVERHEAD BICYCLE KICK AGAINST LIVERPOOL IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

32. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF BALE CELEBRATING

KIEV, UKRAINE (FILE - MAY 27, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

33. BALE, HOLDING MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD AFTER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

34. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID PLAYER, GARETH BALE, COMMENTING ON HIS FUTURE, SAYING:

"I really don't know, it's something I'll have to sit down with my agent and discuss. I need to be playing every week, I feel like I should be playing every week and if that's not case here its then something that I'm really going to have to consider. The games just finished so I've got a long summer to relax and unwind and maybe I'll be staying here, maybe not. We'll sit down in the summer and talk about things and try and resolve the issue."

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - MAY 27, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

35. VARIOUS OF BALE WALKING INTO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CELEBRATIONS AT THE BERNABEU

36. REAL MADRID CAPTAIN SERGIO RAMOS HOLDING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY / HIGH FIVING WITH STRIKER CRISTIANO RONALDO / LIFTING TROPHY WITH TEAM MATES, JUMPING AND CHEERING

37. BALE WALKING

CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - NOVEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

38. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FAN DISPLAYING A WALES FLAG IN REFERENCE TO GARETH BALE WITH THE MESSAGE, READING (English): "WALES. GOLF. MADRID. IN THAT ORDER"

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - JULY 16, 2020) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

39. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF BALE WEARING A PROTECTIVE MASK WHILE ON THE SUBSTITUTES' BENCH DURING REAL MADRID'S LA LIGA MATCH AGAINST VILLARREAL

MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - FEBRUARY 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

40. REAL MADRID FORWARD, GARETH BALE, AT TRAINING

41. TRAINING IN PROGRESS

42. BALE NEXT TO TEAM MATE MIDFIELDER, LUKA MODRIC, AT TRAINING

43. REAL MADRID PLAYERS PASSING BALL

44. REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE ATTENDING SESSION

STORY: Tottenham Hotspur have signed winger Gareth Bale and left back Sergio Reguilon from Spanish champions Real Madrid, the Premier League club announced in a statement on Saturday (September 19).

Bale returns to his former club on a one-year loan deal, with British media reporting that Spurs will pay 20 million pounds in wages and fees for the 31-year-old Wales forward.

Reguilon, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, arrives for a reported fee of 30 million euros ($35.51 million).

Bale made more than 200 appearances for Spurs between 2007 and 2013, scoring 56 goals with 58 assists before his then world record move to Real for 100 million euros.

He won four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles with Real but has divided opinion amongst the club's fanbase, with some supporters frustrated by a perceived lack of commitment from the Welshman and his poor injury record.

Bale was poised for a move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last year before the deal fell through.

He endured his worst season at Real in 2019-20, scoring only three goals in all competitions, and barely featured in their run to the Liga title.

His growing rift with manager Zinedine Zidane intensified when he did not travel with the squad for a Champions League clash against Manchester City last season.

The signings of Bale and Reguilon follow the arrival at Spurs of Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ireland defender Matt Doherty and former England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

(Production: Tim Hart)

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