While it’s always been preferable to ignore the stories surrounding Gareth Bale, those of us who still believed that the Welshman would be supplying Roberto Soldado while bursting the back of the net this season had still held on to a shred of hope that the winger would stay.
However, if you are in that position then those hopes have been dashed by Andre Villas-Boas’ admission that the sale of Bale would happen ‘very soon’.
“It could happen very, very soon,” said Villas-Boas. “It’s a dream move for him. This can happen in a different way … Tottenham will accept most likely the biggest transfer in world football.”
AVB also revealed that the club may still fine the player in the wake of his absence from training.
“He is involved in a big transfer move to Real Madrid and in the end if it happens, we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn’t turned up is not the correct behaviour,” added Villas-Boas. “That is the position they chose to take and it’s up to the club to decide if it’s a fineable offence.”
So that really is that and we can only hope now that it’s done quickly and we can just get on with the football.