Tottenham Hotspurs manager André Villas-Boas confirmed to the press that Bale will play for Real Madrid this 2013-2014 season. The Portuguese coach spoke to the press in a pre-match press conference and admitted that the move could be completed soon:
Yes, it could happen, very, very soon. It's Gareth's dream to play for Real Madrid. We wish him all best if he leaves because we had great memories with him.
Villas-Boas also had something to say about the transfer fee:
This transfer can happen in many different ways but we can at least say that Tottenham will be involved in the world-record transfer.
André Villas-Boas revealed that the Spurs are thinking about fining Gareth Bale for his behaviour during this saga, especially after missing the team's last two training sessions this Tuesday and Wednesday.
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