There has been a lot of speculation over the Gareth Bale’s future at Spurs with the general consensus being that he will move to Real Madrid this transfer window.
All of the talk of a world record €100m bid sounds like a load of hogwash generated by Sky Sports in late July, nothing official. This was emphasised when Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez said that €100m is too much for Bale on 8th August.
There has also been recent talk of a certain "source" in the Wales camp saying that Bale vowed never to play for Spurs again, one can certainly doubt the reliability of this source as the story was published in The Sun.
There have been a number of more firm, official indications that Bale isn't leaving. Andre Villas-Boas has reiterated on numerous occasions that Bale is not for sale and Levy has stood firm in his arguably ridiculous valuation of supposedly £100m which would scare off any team, even the riches of Real Madrid wouldn't push the boat out that much for Bale.
The official Tottenham Twitter account is usually monotonous and professional in its style of writing, but they took an uncharacteristic stand against the media's interpretation of their actions.
The Twitter account posted "Changing our Twitter background seems to have created a bit of a frenzy. With Clint leaving the Club, it was time for an image change. Gareth was on that background too. Did anyone notice? We change our social media backgrounds regularly and feature all players. We might change our Twitter background image again - hope nobody reads too much into it. WARNING: another change is coming!"
This slightly sarcastic tone of voice is a strong statement to the media who are clutching at straws with this Bale transfer saga.
The bottom line is, Spurs are an aspiring club with hopes of reaching the top, and everyone in the club knows they can't do that without their best players. Spurs are admirably financially stable and have no need to sell, and Bale is under contract until 2016 so there is no rush to sell with regards to an expiring contract. The only issues are the player's attitude, which I have no doubt will not be a problem once the ball is placed on the centre circle and Bale is at centre stage in the best league in the world.
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