Tottenham doctors have reportedly acknowledged that Gareth Bale will not be available to make his playing return for at least a month.

Real Madrid flop Bale is expected to return to Spurs on a loan deal over the weekend having flew into London on Friday.

Bale has been carrying a knee injury in recent weeks though it’s believed he had been working hard in a gym in an attempt to return to full fitness.

Spanish outlet Marca now claim that the Tottenham medical team has had a look at Bale’s injury and determined he will be out for up to four weeks.

Gareth Bale struggled with injuries while at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale struggled with injuries while at Real Madrid

Though it’s not set to hinder the deal with the 31-year-old’s return to north London still expected to be completed.

Bale left Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 though struggled in the Spanish capital in recent seasons.

And former Spurs captain Michael Dawson can’t wait to see the Welshman back in the Premier League.

“I’m absolutely buzzing,” Dawson told talkSPORT. “I’m buzzing for Spurs and also as a fan of the Premier League, for Gareth to come back, the lift it will give those Spurs fans and everyone at the football club.

The former Spurs man will return to north London on loan from Real Madrid, having played just 20 games last season
The former Spurs man will return to north London on loan from Real Madrid, having played just 20 games last season

“When he was linked with a move to China, I was absolutely devastated, I always wanted to see him back in the Premier League, thankfully now it looks like it’s going to happen and what a signing it is for Spurs.

“The lift it will give them will be incredible.

“He’s a world class player and for Spurs when they look around the dressing room, they will have a massive lift this morning and they certainly need it after the first game last week against Everton, which was very disappointing.

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“I feel for Gaz. His record speaks for itself, he’s won four Champions Leagues and 13 trophies in total he’s won over there and he’s still getting stick.

“When you sign a player like Gaz if gives you real belief and sends a message to everyone else.

“The whole world is talking about Gaz coming back, so the whole club will have a lift with someone like him coming back.”