Andre Villas-Boas Reiterates That Gareth Bale Is Not For Sale: Nightly Soccer Report

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas again confirmed tonight that star player Gareth Bale is not for sale.

The Welsh attacking midfielder didn’t play in Tottenham’s 5-2 defeat against AS Monaco on Saturday, but in the press conference after the match, he reiterated that Bale is staying with the club, but then put his foot in the mouth by saying that “We know that in football anything is possible.”

“These rumors of an imminent transfer are not true. The only thing we have communicated with Real Madrid is that he is our player and he is not for sale.

“Gareth is a guy I really like. We are talking with Real Madrid because there is respect between the two clubs following the transfer last season of Luka Modric.

“We are building a great team for next season. We envisage the future with Gareth. But we know that in football anything is possible. What we’ve communicated so far is that we’re not willing to concede to their interest in the player.”

Here’s the video of the press conference (thanks to World Soccer Talk reader Peter for the link):

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3 thoughts on “Andre Villas-Boas Reiterates That Gareth Bale Is Not For Sale: Nightly Soccer Report”

  1. MLS should take the month of July off so they can have all the money making friendlies they want and instead of an All-Star game have a MLS All-Star tour leading up to a big glitzy final at the end of July with a group of guys that have been able to develop some actual team chemistry.

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