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Andre Villas-Boas Comments Disappoint Gareth Bale, Says Source: Daily Soccer Report

gareth bale3 Andre Villas Boas Comments Disappoint Gareth Bale, Says Source: Daily Soccer Report

In the merry-go-round of the Gareth Bale transfer saga, the latest development is that a source close to Bale says that the Tottenham star is disappointed with Andre Villas-Boas’s comments from yesterday where he said the player is not for sale.

Tottenham manager Villas-Boas said yesterday that Bale is not for sale, and that “These rumors of an imminent transfer are not true.”

However, a source close to Bale (presumably his agent) spoke to Sky Sports today, and here’s what the Sky Sports reporter revealed:

“I’ve been speaking to a source close to Gareth Bale, who says that Bale is both unhappy and disappointed by the comments his manager made in that interview. In particular, that he is not for sale.

“Gareth Bale missed the match with Monaco yesterday because of a foot injury and I’ve been told it’s unlikely he’ll take part in training next week.

“A lot has been said about how much Madrid would be willing to pay for Bale. I’ve simply been told it’s a world record fee, so upwards of £80m.

“It’s not clear whether Bale will put in a transfer request but the source is still pretty confident that the player will be moving to Real Madrid. Nothing is imminent though.”

Here we go again. It appears that the tussle is between Gareth Bale’s agent and Tottenham Hotspur, with Bale’s agent trying to push through a deal for Real Madrid while Spurs are trying to push back and hopefully sign Bale to an extended contract. Who’s going to win in the end? What’s your analysis regarding the back-and-forth dealings? Let us know in the comments section below.

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