Tottenham are set to welcome Gareth Bale to north London in what will be a sensational return for the Welshman. And he is likely to make his second debut for the club against West Ham on October 17th according to the Daily Star, rather than against Manchester United two weeks before.
The Welsh wizard is closing in on a dramatic return to Spurs having left the club seven years ago.
Tottenham are allegedly prepared to pay around £20 million in loan fees and wages to bring Bale, 31, back to north London (Sky Sports).
And Spurs fans will surely be buzzing to see the 83-capped Wales international back in action at the club.
They may have to wait until October 17th for that to happen, however, according to the Daily Star. And that would be just typical of West Ham’s luck.
We always seem to come up against a club with a striker in a poor vein of form or a team in the midst of a run of no goals in four or five games. Everyone seems to break their duck against us.
This time it will be slightly different. We could be the first team to feel the wrath of a wonderfully talented footballer returning home having been ostracised in a foreign land.
Travelling away to Tottenham next month would have been hard enough in itself. But should Jose Mourinho have Gareth Bale to call upon, it will be even harder.
The last thing David Moyes will want is for his West Ham team to have to face Spurs buoyed by having a rampant Gareth Bale on board.
Let’s just hope that the 31-year-old takes his time to settle in north London once again.
It will be a match that West Ham will desperately want to win, regardless of our pace in the league table. And the Hammers chances of doing just that will be drastically reduced against a Tottenham team including Bale.