Spurs have hit back over accusations that Bale’s Team GB withdrawal was unjustified. The club issued a statement in response to yesterday’s criticism regarding Gareth Bale’s appearance in a pre-season friendly while he could’ve been playing at London 2012.
The story was across all the papers this morning. Gareth Bale dared to play 74 minutes of football in a pre-season friendly just 3 weeks after he pulled out of Team GB’s football squad for London 2012.
Luka Modric has offered his apology for refusing to join the club’s pre-season tour as PSG are preparing a bid for the Croatian playmaker. Modric refused to join the club’s pre-season training amid interest by Primera División giants Real Madrid. On Saturday he also did not show up for the flight to the United States as part of the club’s pre-season tour.
It seems likely that Scott Parker will miss the start of the new season due to an Achilles tendon injury. Club doctors are assessing if the midfielder needs surgery.
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Emmanuel Adebayor is close to signing a permanent deal at Tottenham Hotspur. The striker is surplus to requirements at Manchester City and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is eyeing a cut-price deal to bring Adebayor back to White Hart Lane after his successful loan spell last season.