AS, Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:54 PM
Real Madrid and Tottenham are back in contact over the potential transfer of Spurs winger Gareth Bale
reports, citing unnamed sources close to Spurs who claim that
chairman Daniel Levy
is willing to send Bale to Madrid for $146 million plus left back Fabio Coentrao
However, the deal is being held up over the
valuation of Coentrao, the sources said. Levy’s position is that the Premier League club has already conceded to taking the Portugal international instead of strikers Alvaro
or Jese Rodriguez
, so it should not have to overpay for him. Real values Coentrao at $33 million, while Spurs see his value at closer to $24 million.
sources added that this is a minor hang-up and the deal will be completed soon. “Bale has spent three weeks playing the same tactics. He doesn’t want to train, he doesn’t want to
play matches, it seems as if he has taken a definitive decision.”
Indeed, it was
confirmed on Thursday
that Bale would miss Spurs’ EPL opener against Crystal Palace this weekend, after contracting a mysterious pain in the foot.
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