The Daily (Gareth) Bale: the secrets of Spurs’ special partnership with Real Madrid
THE Daily Bale: Anorak’s daily look at the Tottenham, Hotspur player in the news. Today’s speculation filling newspaper space:
Daily Mail: “Modric joined Real Madrid last summer and now Bale could follow. So, just what have Spurs got back from their special partnership with the Spanish giants?”
£33m in money?
But true enough, on August 27, 2012, Spurs announced:
CLUB ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH REAL MADRID AND TRANSFER OF LUKA MODRIC
The Club can announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Real Madrid FC and reached agreement for the transfer of Luka Modric, subject to medical, to the Spanish club.
The partnership agreement will see the two Clubs working together in respect of players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships.
Real Madrid FC President, Florentino Perez Rodriguez, said, “The strong relationship and affinity between our two clubs has resulted in the cementing of a longer-term partnership and the successful transfer of Luka Modric. We are delighted to welcome Luka and look forward to working closely with Tottenham in the coming years.”
Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, commented, “Luka has been a terrific player for us and, whilst we preferred not to part with him, we are pleased that it is to Real Madrid, a club with which we now look forward to sharing a long and productive partnership.”
Pete Jenson’s offers Mail readers his “view from Madrid”:
Levy doesn’t like to sell in the Premier League, so every time he has a big star to offload he makes sure Madrid are up to speed with any bids coming in.
Number of firm bids so far: none. Number of time Madrid have tried to tap up Bale: two.
B ut the most fanciful story must be this one from Mid-Day:
PSG offering to buy Gareth Bale in 85mln pounds deal to lure Villas-Boas
PSG will create a new world record transfer just to get Villas-Boas, who has a £10m release clause in his Tottenham contract?
More Garth Bale madness every day.