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Slow start and a trademark heart – 5 things as Gareth Bale set for Spurs return

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Bale is set to seal a loan move from Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale is close to rejoining Tottenham after seven years at Real Madrid.

Here, the PA news agency picks out five things from Bale’s career ahead of his dramatic return to the Premier League.

Winning curse on Spurs again?

Bale had a difficult start to his first spell at Tottenham, only winning a Premier League game at the 25th attempt
Bale had a difficult start to his first spell at Tottenham, only winning a Premier League game at the 25th attempt (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Birmingham still feeling Bale blues

Harry Redknapp (right) kept faith with Bale amid reports linking him with Birmingham
Harry Redknapp (right) kept faith with Bale amid reports linking him with Birmingham (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Departed on top of the world

Bale was player of the year when he left Spurs
Bale was player of the year when he left Spurs (PA)

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Trophies galore in Spain but never scaled Spurs heights

SOCCER Tottenham Bale Decline
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That trademark celebration

The heart goal celebration became a logo
The heart goal celebration became a logo (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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