Madrid sports newspapers claim Gareth Bale refused to play for Tottenham Hotspur in their last pre-season game at Hong Kong to put pressure on the club for negotiating his transfer to Real Madrid.
“Bale says ‘enough'”, titles As, who highlight that Spurs owner, Daniel Levy, “came back from Florida to speak personally with the player”. “Skybet suspended bets on the move suggesting it may be near completion”, they add.
“Imminent outcome”, titles Marca. The most sold Spanish daily states “Bale came back to London yesterday and insisted Tottenham he wants to leave”. “If the club refuses to negotiate he will hold in contempt”, they claim.
Marca reports that if, on the contrary, Spurs agree to negotiate with Real, “the deal could be closed today” and Gareth Bale’s signing for Madrid “could be a matter of ours”.
Both newspapers report that Los Blancos have already arrived to the United States to start their four-game pre-season tour.