Injured Spurs star to be assessed by national team.
Wales to assess Gareth Bale’s fitness ahead of today’s training session #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 12, 2013
Tottenham’s Gareth Bale will be assessed by Wales’ medical team on Monday and could take part in training with Chris Coleman’s squad.
A Football Association of Wales spokesman confirmed that Bale reported to the team hotel ahead of an afternoon training session in Newport.
The forward has not played for Tottenham since 16 July and has been training alone following a reported muscle injury and foot complaint.
Bale reportedly wants to leave White Hart Lane for Real Madrid this summer, leading to speculation the Welshman is reluctant to play for Spurs and risk picking an injury which could jeopardise a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
If the 24-year-old trains on Monday, it will boost his chances of facing the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday and give Spurs fans hope that their talisman could play some part in their opening Premier League fixture at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has already admitted Bale is unlikely to face the Eagles due to a lack of match fitness, however.