Bale returns to RM training

Real Madrid have been handed a significant boost with the news star attacker Gareth Bale has returned to first-team training.

The Welshman has not played since November having undergone ankle surgery but Real Madrid tweeted the former Tottenham player in training with his teammates on Sunday.

Later on Sunday evening, Bale himself tweeted a photograph of him in action on the training pitch with the caption: "can't wait to be back in action now.”

Marca reports the 27-year-old may be involved in the match-day squad for the next La Liga fixtures against Espanyol and Valencia, but Zinedine Zidane told the media on Friday a more realistic date would be the return Champions League fixture against Napoli on 7th March.

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