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Gareth Bale to Stay at Tottenham Hotspur in 2013-14
Spanish giants Real Madrid evidently have given up hope of signing winger Gareth Bale this summer since Spurs claim there is no release clause to for Gareth Bale to trigger. Bales' club claims they will reject all bids for their superstar striker.
The nine-time European champions will have to settle for trying to hire Bale next year. Bale has three years remaining on his contract and has been offered an improved deal worth £130,000 a week.
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New assistant Real coach Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez have expressed their desire for the Wales star to join the popular club.
"Real Madrid have decided to put the Gareth Bale signing on hold. After receiving yet another “no” from Tottenham Hotspur, Florentino Perez and his team have decided to call it a day and now see the signing of Bale this summer as impossible," said one Real official. "Daniel Levy, the English club’s president, is not open to negotiation, and faced with such inflexibility, reaching any sort of agreement is not viable.'
Bale’s agent confirmed that Bale is very happy at White Hart Lane - and is looking forward to pre-season.
'He is content to stay for another year in England, despite the fact that his club will not be taking part in the Champions League. He says that he’s very thankful to Tottenham and that he’s happy where he is.
'Bale has no release clause, will not be making a transfer request, and considers that, being only 23, he has time enough to make the jump into the big time. And when that happens, he wants it to be with Los Blancos.'
However Bale has expressed his desire to play Champions League football.
'When you play in the Premier League, say you're playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it's more of an open game, it's more attacking, end-to-end," said Bale. 'No one's used to defending, everyone's used to attacking and trying to win games, so it's just all against all.'
Bale scored 26 goals in 44 appearances for the Spurs last season.
'I don't feel any pressure. If I'm the one scoring all the goals and winning us the games, then I just carry on as normal. I don't feel any different,' said Bale.