Bale bids goodbye as Real deal looms
Tottenham take on Monaco on Saturday without Gareth Bale, who misses the pre-season friendly in the Principality through injury ahead of a likely defining week for his forecast world record transfer to Real Madrid.
The Wales superstar bid “an emotional farewell” to his teammates in London, autographing their shirts before they left for Monte Carlo, according to a report in The Sun.
The Spurs forward sits out Saturday’s match, and may also miss Wales’ friendly against Ireland in Cardiff on August 14, with a minor hamstring problem. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will sit down for his first face-to-face talks with Real Madrid.