Gareth Bale reports for Tottenham training but has heart set on Real Madrid move
The bookies expect Gareth Bale to complete a move to the Bernabeu this summer, although for now the Welshman remains a Tottenham player and will show his face at Spurs Lodge today for continuing treatment on a buttock injury.
July 31st, 2013
Bale is clearly clamouring for a move to Real Madrid this summer with the Spanish giants indicating that they would be happy to pay a world record £85million for Spurs’ star player, although chairman Daniel Levy has so far refused to budge from his position that the winger is not for sale.
Nevertheless, The Guardian today report that the Bale camp believes that a deal can be completed before the transfer window closes on 2 September, with the player hoping that Levy relaxes his stance and allows the Welshman to complete a dream move to the Spanish capital.
Bale has not yet submitted a formal transfer request, with the player wanting to part Tottenham Hotspur in an amicable fashion and not incur the wrath of supporters, although Real ambassador Zinedine Zidane has called on the Spurs chairman to open negotiations with the Spanish outfit.
“If he has expressed a desire to join Madrid, then Tottenham should give him permission to speak with us,” said Zidane. “The chance to play for Real Madrid might only come around once in a player’s lifetime – and it is understandable that Gareth doesn’t want to miss out on it.”
The Real goalkeeper Iker Casillas said: “We are talking about one of the top three or four best players in Europe. Every transfer is controversial in its own way but we are speaking about a very good, decisive player. I’m sure we’ll make another signing before the transfer window shuts.”