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- Gareth Bale is already booked in a round of golf with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ahead of his proposed return to the North London club, according to a leaked image on social media.
- The image appears to show Bale booked for 1:52 p.m tee time at Hadley Wood Golf Club, which is just 30 minutes away from Tottenham, on Friday.
- the Wales forward, 31, is expected to fly into England the same day to finalize his Spurs return.
- A representative for the golf club told Insider: "We are not aware that [Bale] has booked in."
Gareth Bale is already booked in a round of golf with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ahead of his proposed return to the North London club, according to a leaked image on social media.
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Bale left Spurs for Real Madrid in 2013,after agreeing a one-year loan deal believed to be worth around $17 million.
the Wales forward, 31, is expected to fly into England on Friday to finalize the deal.
An image shared widely on Twitter appeared to show Bale booked in for a 1:52 p.m tee time at Hadley Wood Golf Club, which is just 30 minutes away from Tottenham, on Friday alongside Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin.
Shortly after the image went viral,"Never had so many Friday afternoon tee time requests!"
When asked by Insider to confirm whether Bale was booked to play on Friday as the image suggests, a representative for the golf club did not speifically deny that Bale is playing, but said: "We are not aware that he has booked in."
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Bale is renowned for his love of golf, once famously holding a Welsh flag sporting the words "Wales. Golf. Madrid." after an international match.
Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, said on Thursday,that he believes his client's return to Tottenham "will be completed this week."
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