Real Madrid unsure of Bale Transfer
The Gareth Bale transfer saga is turning out to be one of the protracted transfer rumours of the summer. The Welsh international has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu for more than two months now. Even as many people are still surprised as to how Real Madrid value Bale in excess of £80 million, the Spanish giants are prepared to pay this enormous fee. However, they have been unable to complete the signing and frustration has finally made the Real Madrid vice president comment on this issue.
There are only a couple of days left the transfer window and there is a possibility that Madrid will miss out on this transfer having come very close. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has a reputation for being one of the hardest negotiators in world football, but even then Madrid would not have comprehended such a situation. According to Sky Sports, Madrid are thought to have agreed a fee, but their decision to erect a stage for Bale's presentation even before signing the player is thought to have infuriated Tottenham.
"I think it will happen but I cannot make any firm promises.
"We're going to wait because they are dragging their feet. There are a few problems but I hope they will soon be resolved. We thought that he would be with us now but as of the moment, he is not a Real Madrid player although it looks likely that he will join us," said Real Madrid vice president Fernando Fernandez Tapias.
Ironically, Real chose to sell Brazilian star Robinho to Manchester City in 2008 instead of Chelsea despite having agreed a fee with the West London outfit on similar grounds. It is now getting to the stage where it is difficult to predict whether Bale will complete the transfer or not, but he has chosen to stay away from the training ground for the time being.