Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has once again blasted rumours linking Gareth Bale with a move to Real Madrid.
The Spurs boss once again stated that Bale is not for sale while also criticising Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to go public in their declaration of interest in the Welshman.
You have to credit AVB for coming out and stating that a Bale exit is not true and for reiterating his stance that he wants him to remain at White Hart Lane.
He told a press conference following our 5-2 defeat to Monaco: “I think the rumours that anything is imminent is not true. Obviously we’ve allowed ourselves conversations with Real Madrid, confirmed by their coach, I think wrongly. The only thing we’ve communicated (to Real Madrid) is that the player is our player and is not for sale.”
“Bearing in mind the investment you have seen from Tottenham recently, the player is a player that is decisive for us. We are building a very, very strong team and we are looking towards the future with Gareth. In football anything is possible, but what we’ve communicated so far is we’re not willing to concede to their interest in the player.”
“In my opinion I think so (that it was wrong). It’s not a criticism because Carlo is a person I respect a lot and we have good respect for each other, but bearing in mind this situation they’ve decided to make it public. Normally in situations like this they are scrutinised by the FA with lots of care and attention. We’ve seen lots of people speaking about a player that is not theirs.”
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