London, Sep 18 : Gareth Bale arrived in London on Friday to put the finishing touches of his loan move to Tottenham while Thiago Alcantara is in Liverpool to complete his transfer from Bayern Munich.
The plane carrying Bale, who will play on loan at the team he left to join Real Madrid in 2013, touched down at Luton Airport (north of London) at around 1 p.m. local time, Xinhua news agency reports. Spain international left-back Sergio Reguilon, who will also join Spurs in a move worth around 30 million Euros, was also on the plane.
The pair were then taken to Spurs’ training ground in Enfield, where Bale was given a rapturous welcome by fans who had waited outside of the ground to greet him.
Both Bale and Reguilon are expected to take their medicals at the training ground with their contracts expected to be made official later in the day.
At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million Euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.
The Spain international’s deal should also be confirmed on Friday, although he won’t take part in Sunday’s important league fixture which sees Liverpool travel to face big-spending Chelsea.