Bale was sidelined through a recurring back injury, which saw him drop out of Pearce’s plans for the Games. He has though figured in his club team’s pre-season plans. 

“Gareth has looked very sharp in training and it would be no surprise if he got a run-out on the tour,’ a Spurs insider told The Sun newspaper. 

Welshman Bale joined Spurs from then Championship club Southampton in 2007, and has made 113 appearances for the north London team. 

Team GB kick off their Olympic football campaign tomorrow against Senegal at Old Trafford in Manchester. 

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