Bale pictured arriving at Hotspur Way despite media claims he’s gone AWOL.
Several media outlets, including the BBC, Sky Sports and the Guardian, have claimed Gareth Bale failed to report to training with Tottenham on Tuesday, despite Andre Villas-Boas’ assurances that the forward would take part.
Bale spent two days in Marbella, with Spurs permission, over the Bank Holiday weekend but AVB confirmed on Sunday that the 24-year-old was expected back at Hotspur Way on Tuesday, as the Welshman’s protracted move to Real Madrid continues to drag on.
Bale’s apparent no-show, accompanied by reports that the player is “furious and frustrated” with Tottenham’s stance on the Real deal (Sky Sports’ words, by the way) suggest the situation is turning ugly as the end of the transfer window fast approaches.
But5 this image, disseminated on twitter and courtesy of Wenn.com, appears to show Bale arriving for training – thankfully without the naff baseball cap and aviators he’s taken to wearing of late.
Perhaps he just missed his alarm?
Update: There was some suggestion on twitter that this photo is weeks old. Who knows?