28 Jul '13, 10am

Gareth Bale in battle to force through S$167.8m move to Real Madrid

Gareth Bale in battle to force through S$167.8m move to Real Madrid

LONDON — Gareth Bale has been left distraught by the refusal of Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, to consider a world record €100 million (S$167.8 million) offer from Real Madrid. Real have made their move for their long-time target and Bale is determined to complete the transfer. He wants to play Champions League football, which Tottenham cannot offer after they finished fifth in the Premier League last season, but the allure of Real runs some way deeper. Bale recognises Real as one of the world’s leading clubs, capable of competing for the grandest prizes. In the event of leaving Tottenham, whom he joined from Southampton in 2007, he has always dreamed of playing for the Bernabeu club. He has enjoyed his six years at White Hart Lane, where he is feted by the supporters, but feels that the time is right to move on. It is impossible to dispute the value and serv...

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