Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is approaching Hotspur on a return to Tottenham seven years after swapping north London for Spain.
The Wales international could be announced as Spurs from the players' point of view tomorrow and when he arrives some of the club's attackers will certainly have fewer minutes of play.
The English international Dele Alli has already been linked with an exit after he was excluded from the squad for today's qualifying game for the Europa League against Lokomotiv Plovdiv . He was reportedly mentioned in Spurs-Madrid talks The Welsh star will be a starter for Tottenham while he's fit and Alli may have to deal with a bench spot in the upcoming shake-up.
The 24-year-old then liked a post on Twitter that predicts that he will no longer be in the starting XI after Bale's arrival.
With Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon signings close to graduation, who would get your Spurs to start XI? We start …
– The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) September 16, 2020
The four-time Champions League winner can play on both wings and as an attacking midfielder behind the striker, and his arrival could be bad news for Alli.
The Spurs star has seen its standards drop in recent years and has had problems convincing boss Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese arrived.
He was withdrawn at halftime against Everton on Sunday and it could get tougher in the coming weeks.