Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club’s explosive winger Gareth Bale will complete his dream move to Real Madrid before the transfer window closes.
After months of protracted saga, that took all forms of twists and turns, denial and speculations, it seems finally the club and the manager has come to terms with the fact that he will be without the mercurial winger from September 3rd onwards.
The Portuguese said: “It could happen very, very soon,” said Villas-Boas. “It’s a dream move for him. This [transfer] can happen in a different way … [but] Tottenham will accept most likely the biggest transfer in world football.”
“He is involved in a big transfer move to Real Madrid and in the end if it happens, we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn’t turned up is not the correct behaviour,” added Villas-Boas. “That is the position they chose to take and it’s up to the club to decide if it’s a fineable offence.”
The Portuguese said at this moment both the clubs are locked in talks to outline the final decisions or statements of contracts.
However, he was clearly frustrated with the way the saga has turned out. Bale has skipped training and he could face a fine up to two weeks’ wages which could amount to a bill of over £200,000 for his two no-shows.
Spurs are looking to make their own additions as well. It is understood that the North London club are looking to sign Roma’s talisman Erik Lamela while highly rated talents Christian Eriksen and Vlad Chiriches were also linked in recent weeks.