Spurs accept Bale will be out until end of August
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that Gareth Bale will not be fit to play until the club’s derby game against Arsenal one day before the transfer window closes, raising the possibility that the Welshman has already played his last game for Spurs.
The Tottenham manager said that he was already planning to be without Bale for the games against Crystal Palace on Sunday; the Europa League qualifier against Dinamo Tbilisi on Thursday and the first home league match of the season against Swansea in nine days.
Villas-Boas said “ideally”
Bale would stay at Spurs next season but could offer no guarantees.
He added: “We will have to see how he returns today from Wales, and assess if the pain in his foot has stopped troubling his progress to return into first team training.”
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