After being granted a weekend trip to Spain, and missing Spurs second game of the season, Gareth Bale has now failed to turn up to training.
Andre Villas Boas said that he expected the Welsh winger to be back in London after his weekend off but unlike his current team mates, he failed to report to Tottenham’s Enfield training ground.
Sources close to Bale have reported that he has become “furious and frustrated” with Tottenham’s conduct during the two month long saga and the way they are handling his potential world-record transfer.
It is unknown whether any of the three parties expected the saga to go on for so long.
Real Madrid professed their admiration for Bale two months ago and since then have been continuously flirting with him; reserving his number 11 shirt, stating he would fit in well in a club consisting of some of the best in the world and most recently selling replica shirts with his name on them and erecting a stage to unveil him to the world as a ‘Galactico’.
There is now only a week left until the transfer window closes and he remains a Lilywhite.
Bale’s unveiling was supposed to happen today so he could play in the club's friendly against Deportivo La Coruna in two days’ time.
Madrid’s conduct over the past two months, while only making Bale’s desire to switch capital’s stronger, has only served to make Tottenham delay the process as they have been thoroughly unimpressed with their behaviour during the ordeal.
They supposedly forged a friendship with Madrid after the sale of Modric to Real but it can be quite certain that any bridges built have been burned down this summer.
However, while Bale may be desperate to become a Galactico, reports on Monday suggested that Tottenham are contemplating at least one more bid from a mystery club.
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