Tottenham Hotspur fans will not have the chance to watch Gareth Bale in action until after the October international break.
Bale joined Spurs on Saturday on a season-long loan from Real Madrid; the Wales captain rejoining the club after seven years with the deal expected to be extended for another year should the player have a good outing at North London.
As reported by Football.london, Spurs have confirmed that Bale is carrying a knee injury and will be match fit only after the October international break.
“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,” a statement from Spurs said.
During his absence, the 31-year-old will miss games against Leyton Orient (Carabao Cup), Shkendija (Europa League), Newcastle United and Manchester United. He could return in time for the London Derby against West Ham on October 17.
Unreal 🙌🏼 https://t.co/cPYut4ret0— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 19, 2020