Gareth Bale looks to force £85million Real Madrid move this week
For most of the summer, it has appeared that Gareth Bale would be staying put at White Hart Lane although it now seems that the Welshman is angling for a move to Real Madrid.
July 29th, 2013
The Spanish giants have lodged a world record £85m bid for the player and, although Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has rebuffed the offer and declared Bale is not for sale, the forward is said to be insistent on moving to the Bernabeu.
Levy has now cut short a family holiday for showdown talks with Bale, with the latter demanding that he has a chance to speak with Real Madrid for what could be a career-defining opportunity.
According to Spanish tabloid Marca, Bale is said to be very keen to leave Spurs for the Spanish capital and Andre Villas-Boas was unable to deny that Real had made an official offer when quizzed about the situation in Hong Kong.
Bale played no part in either Asia Trophy match last week as he currently recovers from a gluteal injury, although he is expected to return to training this week, with Tottenham continuing their pre-season preparations by facing Monaco this weekend.
Levy will fight his club’s corner and demand that the player remains at the north London club this summer although he might be powerless to prevent a move if Real match Spurs’ valuation and an £85m offer would surpass the £80m given to Manchester United for the services of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.