Seven years after leaving Tottenham Hotspurs, Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the verge of agreeing a deal with the club.

Since the talented player left Spurs to Real for a then-world record £85m in 2013 he has scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles.

On the move to Spurs, BBC Wales Sport confirmed from Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, on Wednesday that, talks over a move were “slowly progressing”.

So far, on the anticipated deal, Spurs boss, Jose Mourinho has refused to speculate on the discussions of the 31 year-old

Meanwhile, Real cancelled a deal for Bale to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, in July 2019. Last season, and he played 20 times for the Bernabeu club.

Barnett has reacted to the development. He said: “Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in the last seven years.

“We are still negotiating. We shall see how it goes.”

It remains to be seen whether the potential deal will be a loan or a permanent move.

Asked about the Wales captain, Mourinho replied: “He is a Real Madrid player and I don’t comment on players from other clubs. I have to respect that. It’s better not to speak.

“I tried to sign him for Real Madrid, which was not possible to do during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club. It’s not a secret, even Gareth knows that.”