Gareth Bale is reportedly due to arrive in London today to finalise his one-year loan deal at Spurs, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 31-year-old is alleged to have completed a Spurs medical in the Spanish capital alongside fellow Madridista Sergio Reguilón (who will join permanently), ahead of an imminent return for the Welshman at the club, with whom he spent six years.

Having fallen down the pecking-order at Real Madrid, the forward is set for a temporary move back to north London, and former manager Harry Redknapp insists the switch will be beneficial for The Lilywhites.

Fortune favours the Bale

Redknapp initially suggested that Spurs would struggle this campaign and finish outside the Premier League‘s top-four.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast TV via BBC Sport, Redknapp said, “He’s just a special player. This is an amazing signing for Tottenham.

“I was looking at Tottenham a week ago and thinking I can’t see a way they’d make the top four this year – they’d do well to finish top six.

Redknapp now believes that Bale will completely transform José Mourinho‘s side into one that can compete for a Champions League berth.

“Suddenly this has changed everything, Gareth coming in. He can change that team.

“It will push them forward big time. I really do see them challenging certainly for a top four position – I see them making the top four now.”

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What would Gareth Bale bring to Spurs?

With Bale coming into the side, Spurs could arguably possess one of the most dangerous forward lines in the Premier League this term.

Skipper Harry Kane scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, with wide forward Heung-min Son finding the net 18 times overall last campaign.

The added creative nature of Bale would certainly bolster Spurs’ attack next season, and Redknapp indicated that the trio would cause havoc for even the best defences in the division.

“It’ll be interesting to see how José plays him. He’s got Son – who’s an incredible player – and Harry Kane in the middle.

“I mean them three in a forward line really is exciting. That would send fear through any defence in the country.”

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