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Tottenham Director: If Bale Is Desperate to Go, We Can’t Force Him to Play for Us

gareth bale Tottenham Director: If Bale Is Desperate to Go, We Can’t Force Him to Play for Us

Tottenham Hotspur Director Keith Mills has accepted that Tottenham Hotspur cannot hold on to Gareth Bale if the Welsh attacking midfielder wants to leave the club.

In an interview with the Evening Standard newspaper, Sir Keith Mills said:

“We very much want Bale to stay.

“If a player is desperate to leave, it’s very difficult to force him to stay. We’ve seen it in other clubs. Even if he has a contract, you can’t force somebody to play for you.”

Gareth Bale returned to training with Tottenham Hotspur today, but speculation is still rife that Bale’s agent is trying to push through a deal that will send the Premier League star to Real Madrid for a transfer fee anywhere between £80m-£125m.


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