What’s the latest on the Welsh wizard’s future…?
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has churned the rumour mill by refusing to deny that Real Madrid have lodged a world-record breaking offer for Gareth Bale, reports The Telegraph.
“I don’t want to comment on anything like that,” the Spurs manager said when questioned about Bale after his side’s 6-0 friendly demolition of South China.
“I cannot speak about anything.”
Tottenham have already rejected a world record £81m bid for the Welsh Wizard, who scored 21 Premier League goals last year, but the Spanish giants will return with a whopping £85m offer, according to The Mirror.
Spurs are willing to hand the 24-year-old a new £170,000 per week contract, but the player’s head has already been turned by Real’s continual pursuit of him.
So much so, that Gareth Bale is distraught that Spurs rejected the initial world record offer for his services, according to The Observer.
Last year’s Premier League player of the year is desperate to play Champions League football, and doesn’t believe he can truly fulfil his lofty ambitions with the London club.
If Bale does join Real Madrid, the transfer fee would likely break the world record set when they purchased Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009. The Portuguese has gone on to score an unbelievable 201 goals in 199 matches for the La Liga runners up, and Bale has a lot of work to do before he can be spoken of in such echelons.