Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is trying to unsettle Gareth Bale by saying that the Welsh footballer was “born to play in Madrid.”
Perez was quoted in Spanish newspaper Marca. And the quote comes hot on the heels of Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett saying that “If Florentino Perez is interested in Gareth Bale it would be an honor and we would listen, but his contract is with Tottenham.”
What is it about football executives at Spanish clubs who continually step over the line and try to unsettle footballers in Great Britain? It’s ridiculous and frankly embarrassing behavior by a Real Madrid executive.
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Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- Gareth Bale ‘born’ to play for Real Madrid, says Florentino Pérez — The Guardian
- Bayer Leverkusen exec says a fee for Andre Schurrle has been agreed by Chelsea — Sky Sports
- Luis Suarez will remain at Liverpool this summer insists agent — The Independent
- Luis Suarez has a £40m buy out clause in his Liverpool contract — 101GG
- Manchester United open talks with Barca on Cesc Fabregas deal — Evening Standard
- England’s 4-4-2: in the dark ages or just like Borussia Dortmund? Asks Michael Cox — The Guardian
- Luis Suarez blames media ‘attacks’ as he hints at Liverpool departure — Evening Standard
- Mark Hughes promises to make Stoke ‘more entertaining for fans’ — The Independent
- Manchester City sign Manchester United’s coaching guru — The Mail
- Kyriakos Papadopoulos has no intention of leaving Schalke this summer — Sky Sports
- Hull City say Besiktas’ Scotland goalkeeper, Allan McGregor, is “on our radar” — BBC Sport
- Chelsea have declined to comment on reports Jose Mourinho has already signed — Sky Sports
- Man City & Man United both prepared to pay €18m release fee for Thago Alcantara — 101GG
- Hull City exec says club will add ‘five or six’ players to the club’s squad — Sky Sports
- Mark Hughes’s first job will be to win over an understandably hostile fanbase — Telegraph
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