Transfer balls: Gareth Bale will leave Spurs for Real Madrid after a few friendlies, maybe
THE Daily Bale: a look at the transfer news surrounding Spurs’ star man Gareth Bale in the past 24 hours. The Mail on Sunday leads with the news that Spurs have rejected an £82m bid for their man.
The Sun says:
Wing wizard wants out after £81m bid rejected
When the number is that big, a million pounds either way is no big deal. But the Sun claims its story is an “exclusive”, reporting on what Marca said Bale told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy:
“You made me a promise. You promised me if we didn’t qualify for the Champions League and a good offer turned up you’d listen to it. Well that offer has arrived and I want to play for Real Madrid. So keep your word and negotiate.”
But didn’t Levy tell AVB something else? As the Spurs manager said:
“The chairman said that we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and that the player will stay… In football anything can happen, but these are the guarantees given to me.”
So. Who gets shunted: AVB or Bale? Unless AVB told the media about those “guarantees” to give himself elbow room should Bale be sold and his job of getting Spurs into the Champions’ League become harder?
Madrid increased its offer to 80 million pounds as published by ‘The Sun’·
Thanks to Google translate, Marca’s report it worth a titter:
As reported in Saturday’s The Sun, the white club has raised its offer to 80 million pounds, about 93 million euros, to achieve the signing of Tottenham’s Welsh crack.
With facts like that, the truth could be murky. Sky Sports says:
Transfer news: Gareth Bale may be set to extend his Tottenham contract
And he will plays for Spurs again. As the Sun says:
DEFIANT Andre Villas-Boas insists Gareth Bale WILL be seen in a Tottenham shirt again. Bale is currently at loggerheads with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over a snubbed £81million offer from Real Madrid.
The Wales star was missing from the line-up as Villas-Boas’ men saw off South China 6-0 today. But the White Hart Lane boss is ready to throw Bale back into action against Monaco next week.
Villas-Boas said: “He is going to be fit to join the team for training on Wednesday. There is a big possibility he could be fit for Monaco.
Any more facts?
This vagueness might be because, as the Mail says, Bale is “in turmoil“. He’s not sure what to do; so, how can the media experts be expected to know anything? Best, perhaps, to stick to the facts. Or do as the Mail does and cover every angle of the story as a separate article. In this story – published on the same day as the Mail’s news of his desire to leave – Bale’s got a grip:
Gareth Bale is ready to stay at Tottenham after insisting he will blast them back into the Champions League… Bale has now indicated that he will be staying at White Hart Lane this season..
That story that is swiftly followed by the Mail’s other scoop: “Bye, Bye Bale.”
Such are the facts. More transfer balls every day.