Bale can force Madrid move
TOTTENHAM director Sir Keith Mills admits player power is likely to win Gareth Bale his dream move to Real Madrid.
Spurs are determined to play hardball with the Spanish giants over their 24-year-old Welsh wizard.
They are demanding a world-record fee of £100million in the hope of keeping their man.
But Mills admitted: “If a player is desperate to leave, it’s very difficult to force him to stay.
“We’ve seen it at other clubs. Even if he has a contract, you can’t force somebody to play for you.”
That was the case last summer when Luka Modric refused to go on a pre-season tour of the USA to force Spurs’ hand.
And within days the Croatia playmaker had joined Real in a £33m deal.
It had been suggested Bale might use similar tactics and stay away from training.
But he was driven into the club’s Enfield base at 10.30am yesterday to join up with his team-mates.
But Bale has been removed from the club’s official Twitter home page.
Tottenham officials hastily removed his image, plus that of Clint Dempsey, who had gone back to the US to join
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