Ahead of Spurs game with Dinamo Tblisi Tottenham manager Adres Villas-Boas will hold his usual press conference, but today says he will shed light as to why Bale did not show up for training.
According to reports that surfaced yesterday Bale is furious with the clubs handling of his move to Real Madrid after having to return from Spain.
Sky sources have been reporting that Spurs manager Villas-Boas has “no issue” with Bale’s no-show, and is expected to put the club’s view of what happened during his press conference.
From what Sky are saying it seems as though Spurs chairman Daniel Levy feels as if he is being told what to do by the Spanish giants and was angry that they had built a huge stadium in the Bernabeu where they were going to introduce their new signing yesterday.
Real Madrid has now stopped selling shirts with Bale’s name on in an attempt to not anger Levy any further.
Guillem Balague the football expert for Sky told this week’s Revista that Real believed the deal to sign the Tottenham forward for 100m euros last Wednesday had been done only for Levy to “move the goalposts” Real then responded by submitting lower offer for Bale, believed to be around 90m euros.
“Real Madrid on Wednesday that they had a deal but it has not been confirmed and it won’t be confirmed until Daniel Levy decides so,” Balague told Revista. “I think he is quickly becoming, if he hasn’t already, the toughest negotiator in world football.”
Balague continued: “On Wednesday night some of us were briefed that the deal was done. There was a fee agreed and it was about to happen. Some people mentioned Thursday or Friday as a possibility, then Monday or Tuesday.
“But Real Madrid was so clear that they had finally got an agreement that they put a stage up to received Gareth Bale and with it being a massive transfer fee they wanted to do it the way they normally do it with a lot of press and media and fans.
“The whole thing was geared up for the deal to come through. The fee had been agreed and it was just a matter of signing.”
Let hope the Bale saga can be resolved soon as the outcome will affect other clubs signing new players before the window closes on Monday.