According to Spanish Agency EFE, Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilón undertook medicals at Valdebebas Park – the Real Madrid training park. Both players passed their tests.
The Daily Mail are screaming done deal in the headline of their lead sports article – with the small print referring to ‘a few minor contractual issues’, revealing that they didn’t know if it was done or not. Whereas The Sun found the EFE piece – which at least provides what looks like the truth.
Elsewhere, Dele Alli has been left in London, prompting exaggerated speculation about the boy’s days at Hotspur Way being numbered. It’s worth pointing out at this stage that Toby Alderweireld and six other players also didn’t board the plane.
I’d expect Tottenham not to announce anything until Jose Mourinho, Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilón are all assembled in the UK. This is a massive deal for world football, like when Ronaldo moves clubs, so do not expect some half hearted photo on the club’s Twitter feed for this one. This will be a major event.