Gareth Bale set for return after training with Real Madrid
Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 09:14
The 24-year-old -- who cost the Spanish giants 91million euros (USD 123million) when he moved from English Premier League outfit Spurs in August -- has started just one game since he joined the club owing to a series of niggling injuries, the latter one a thigh problem.
Such has been the fevered speculation about his lack of fitness that club president Florentino Perez was moved to deny publicly on Monday that the Welsh star had suffered a herniated disc.
Real, whose most expensive purchase remains Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United for 94million euros in 2009, said Bale had focussed on touching the ball and movement.
Real Madrid are presently third in La Liga, five points behind bitter rivals Barcelona and city neighbours Atletico Madrid after eight matches. AFP -------------------- ZEENEWS.com