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AVB tells Marca Gareth Bale is NOT leaving Spurs for Real Madrid
It is no surprise to see a picture of Gareth Bale at the top of Marca’s website this summer, today is an exception though in that the latest instalment of what could be a summer-long transfer saga is that the Spurs forward is not heading to Real Madrid.
Marca have secured quotes from Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas who claims the Welsh forward will not be leaving White Hart Lane this summer.
Gareth Bale is Real Madrid’s prime summer priority but Marca suggest president Florentino Perez will not make any more public pronouncements due to his relationship with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
AVB says: “We have the chairman’s commitment that Bale will not leave the club.”
It is understood that AVB received another assurance that Bale will stay at Spurs after recent suggestions that the Portuguese coach would be off to take over at French champions PSG.
Villas-Boas was offered a three-year deal in Paris, worth 5 million euros a season but rejected the opportunity partly due to the assurances of Daniel Levy that Bale will stay.
Marca predict that the “Chess game” will continue and that Real Madrid still think they can sign Bale due to the fact Tottenham won’t be in the Champions League next season.
- Updated: June 20, 2013