Daniel Levy is taking a hard stance on the Bale deal, due to Real Madrid’s bullying tactics…
Tottenham will refuse to discuss any possible deal with Real Madrid over the transfer of Gareth Bale, until they up their £80m offer, according to The Telegraph.
The Welshman did not travel to Monaco for a 5-2 friendly defeat last night, due to an apparent foot problem. The player seems to have set his heart on a move to La Liga however, and Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez wants to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in Los Angeles this week. Indications may be though that until a formal offer is lodged of £100m or more, Levy will refuse to meet his Spanish counterpart.
Levy has hardened his stance after being angered by Real Madrid’s public and aggressive pursuit of the Welshman. Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is similarly riled by the behaviour of the Spanish club, and agreed with a reporter describing Madrid’s unsettling of the 24-year-old winger as wrong.
The Portuguese boss again repeated that Bale was not for sale, although Real Madrid have proven time and time again that if they pour all their efforts into capturing one player, they normally get their man.
Alternatively, Spurs are holding out until Real Madrid include young Spanish striker Alvaro Morata as part of the Bale deal, reports The Independent.
Despite reports that Madrid were willing to offer Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria as part of a deal. the Londoners would rather have the 20-year-old forward, who starred during the Spanish Under-21 European Championships this summer.
Perez would be loathe to sell Morata, as he is the most promising Spaniard to come through the youth ranks for many a season at the Bernabeu. If it means they can acquire Bale however, it may be seen by many as a necessary evil.