Gareth Bale: Now worth £100m the Spurs star snubs Real Madrid for the USA
BY now you’ll be wondering what Gareth Bale, the Tottenham Hotspur star, has been up to since the Premier League season ended. How are the heart fingers? How’s the pool? How’s the contract coming along?
Having reported that that Bale is ready to sign a £1300,000 / £200,000 deal to keep the “£50m” player at Spurs, the sports media has more facts. We’ve rounded them up:
Telegraph: “Tottenham Hotspur will tell Gareth Bale he is not for sale to Real Madrid at any price – Tottenham Hotspur will tell Gareth Bale that he is not for sale at any price when the Wales international returns from holiday in the United States. Real Madrid are urging Bale to submit a transfer request to try and push through a £60 million deal.”
Daily Mail: “Real Madrid plan £85m Bale swoop as they line-up Spurs star as replacement for Chelsea and United target Ronaldo. The astronomical fee would be almost impossible for Spurs to refuse with Bernabeu chief Florentino Perez pinpointing the Wales superstar as his prime target.”
SoccerLens.com: “If Bale goes for £100m, how will Tottenham spend it?”
National Turk: “Manchester United Transfer:Glazer family made offer £70m for Gareth Bale”
Daily Express: “QPR manager Harry Redknapp has unequivocally stated that Gareth Bale is not ready to leave Spurs just yet for Real Madrid.”
Redknapp feels that Bale will stay at Spurs for another year.
“Yeah, I think he will. Gareth won’t want to leave, he’s happy at Tottenham,” Redknapp toldTalksport. “He’s not an over-ambitious lad. He wants to be successful obviously but he’s not someone I can see moving to Real Madrid at this stage in his life.”
Marca.com: “Bale’s Villas-Boas bond puts spanner in Real move”
Real Madrid has hit an unexpected road bump in its big-money bid for Gareth Bale, in the shape of the Tottenham star’s excellent relationship with Spurs boss André Villas-Boas.
The Daily Mirror is carrying the following quotes from the Welshman, who lavished praise upon the coach: “He has helped me in all aspects of my game. In training, we have been working on things that I can do in games and he has given me the confidence to do what I want and do what I do best, which is a massive thing for a player”.
“We have grown as a team all season. I think that helped me individually, and that is why I am able to play so well and get my awards”.
Web Orange: “Dembele hopes for Bale boost
Mousa Dembele hopes Tottenham Hotspur can prevent Gareth Bale from heading out of White Hart Lane this summer… He told Sky Sports News HD: “He is an unbelievable player, so you never hope that your best player goes. That’s my case as well.”
BT90M.com: “An agent has stated that Gareth Bale’s high profile transfer to Real Madrid is already done and dusted”
TalkSport: “Tottenham transfer news: What Spurs could do with the £85m Gareth Bale cash
Following Barcelona’s capture of Neymar, Real will offer Tottenham £85m for Gareth Bale according to Spanish newspaper, AS.
London24: Ex-Spurs favourite admits he can see Tottenham ace Gareth Bale leaving if the price is right
Tottenham favourite Les Ferdinand has admitted that an £80million bid would probably be too good to refuse for Spurs in their bid to keep Gareth Bale.
He told talkSPORT: “I think the club will try everything they can to keep him [Gareth Bale] but, then again, if someone comes in and offers £80million I think everyone is sensible enough to know there is a price for every player. It sends out a good message if you’re able to keep your best players. Last year we saw Luka Modric leave and if Tottenham do the same this year it just sends out the wrong message.”
Sports Mole: Zinedine Zidane: ‘Only a world record fee will buy Gareth Bale’
Daily Star: “TIM SHERWOOD: GARETH BALE IS STAYING AT TOTTENHAM”
Bale, 23, is a £60million target for Real Madrid, PSG and ManUnited.
But Sherwood, in charge of Spurs’ youth team, said: “Gareth’s fantastically happy at Tottenham. I see him around the training ground every day. He’s got a good relationship with the manager and loves his team-mates. They show him the respect that he deserves and he gives it back to them. I don’t see him banging the door down trying to get a move. I believe one million per cent he will stay.”
Such are the facts…