Spurs fans can thank Daniel Levy for keeping Garth Bale
THE Daily Bale: Anorak’s look at the Spurs star in the news.
And the news is that Bale is staying at Tottenham. He won’t play for Real Madrid. At least not this coming season.
The Express say Spurs fan can thank the club’s Chairman Daniel Levy:
Madrid appear to have been guided to their conclusion by Bale’s reluctant agent Jonathan Barnett.
He will have made it clear to them that some of the shenanigans that have accompanied other transfer coups in the past – sulking, refusing to play, handing in transfer requests – are just not part of the Bale repertoire.
It has not been for want of trying on Barnett’s part though.
At the end of May he made an inflammatory appearance on Marca TV in which he said it would be “an honour” if Real Madrid made a bid and insisted they would “listen”
Marca, Real Madrid’s mouthpiece, says Levy was not “open to negotiation”.
And the agent?
Barnett, talking to ‘Futboleros’ on Marca TV said: “Bale has not said no, nor yes. There’s no offer from Madrid; they have to talk between themselves and we will see what happens.
“He was at Malaga airport [on Tuesday], he’s been in Marbella on holiday. He comes back to Tottenham for pre-season training next week.”
Of course, this being Real Madrid, you get fair dose of self-aggrandizing balls:
“Bale has no release clause, will not be making a transfer request, and considers that, being only 23, he has time enough to make the jump into the big time. And when that happens, he wants it to be with ‘Los Blancos’.”
The only fact we know for certain is that he’s with Los Blancos of North London.