Real Madrid €100 million bid for Bale is madness
It is just unbelievable when the news leak out that Real Madrid made a €100 million bid for Gareth Bale. No doubt about that, everyone know that Bale is a talented lad, but is he worth that amount of money? I think we all know the answer...a plain and simple NO.
Of course, things will not be as straightforward as it is given that Spurs chief executive Daniel Levy is just as strong in his refusal to sell even though the Wales forward is determined to go to the Bernabeu this summer.
Despite reports in the Spanish press being widely dismissed in the UK on Friday, it is understood that Madrid did indeed submit the offer and that Bale has also now made up his mind on leaving.
Aside from his long-held aspiration to play for Real, the 24-year-old feels it is finally time to experience regular football in the Champions League rather than potentially infrequent forays with Spurs.
Sources have also stated that there is now growing tension between Bale’s camp and Levy due to the London club's refusal to even entertain the possibility of a sale. Those close to the player also insist that there are no current negotiations to sign a new contract at White Hart Lane and he actively wants to leave this summer.
When asked about Bale after his side’s 6-0 win over South China, however, Villas-Boas refused to be drawn into a discussion. "I don't want to comment on anything like that," he said. "I cannot speak about anything."
Bale is not expected to play in Tottenham’s friendly against Monaco on August 3.