Gareth Bale completed his return to Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, Spurs announced on Saturday.
However, the Wales attacker will not be fit to make his second debut for the club until late October due to an injury.
“We are delighted to announce the return of Gareth Bale to the club on a season-long loan from Real Madrid,” Tottenham said in a statement.
“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.”
Tottenham’s first game after the international break next month is away to Burnley on October 24.
Bale, 31, won four Champions League and two La Liga titles with Madrid after moving for…