Transfer news: Gareth Bale demands to move to Real Madrid after Tottenham break promises - reports
Spanish newspaper Marca have quoted Bale accusing Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy of breaking promises made to him as the reason why he wants a move to Spain
Friday 26 July 2013
Reports in Spain are suggesting that Gareth Bale has rocked Tottenham by demanding a move away from the club when he met with chairman Daniel Levy.
Spanish newspaper Marca are reporting that Bale has told Levy he made a promise to negotiate an offer if Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League and a reasonable offer was made.
The Madrid-based paper have quoted Bale, reporting that the Welshman said: “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.”
By suggesting that Tottenham have broken promises made to him, Bale could demand a transfer to Real in the hope of forcing through a move to Spain. It isn’t clear who revealed Bale’s quotes, and no word has come of an official bid being lodged from either club.
It goes on to quote Bale as saying: "I'm not interested in Manchester United or any other team. I just want to play for Madrid."
The newspaper goes on to suggest that Bale’s current injury is mysterious, suggesting that his absence his creating speculation that he could be negotiating a deal rather than genuinely injured, though manger Andre Villas-Boas is hopeful of having the PFA Player of the Year available for their match on Saturday against South China.
Marca had previously reported that an £85m bid had been made, before upping that figure this morning to £105m – a fee that would smash the transfer record set when Madrid purchased Cristiano Ronaldo for £80m in 2009.
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