By Cian Cheesbrough For Mailonline
Published: 18:09 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 19:11 BST, 18 September 2020
Real Madrid have already reassigned Gareth Bale's number 11 shirt before the Welshman has completed his move to Tottenham.
Sportsmail exclusively revealed on Wednesday that Bale agreed a season-long loan deal to return to north London after his relationship with Los Blancos has deteriorated in recent years.
And the Spanish giants have wasted no time in cutting ties with their four-time Champions League winner after Marco Asensio was listed as Madrid's number 11 on the official La Liga website.
Real Madrid have already assigned Gareth Bale's number 11 shirt before he has left
Asensio posted this picture among others in the No 20, writing of the memories in it
Bale is still listed in their squad of players on the site but with the number 25 shirt.
Asensio tweeted a collection of snaps of him in the No 20 shirt, writing: 'Iconic and special moments that I will always remember with this number. We continue...'
Bale's move back to Spurs has not yet been announced but arrived at the club's Enfield training ground earlier today to finalise the deal.
It remains to be seen whether Bale will be given back his iconic number 11 at Spurs, with Erik Lamela currently holding