The Spanish giants seem to have given up any hope of signing him before the start of the new season and the club’s president Florentino Perez admits that they do appear a little bit arrogant.
Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world but arrogance in any form of business has the ability to turn potential deals sour and that could easily turn out to be the case in the club’s pursuit of Gareth Bale.
As things stand, the club look like they are going to approach Tottenham Hotspur again next summer but if they maintain the air of arrogance they are currently showing, Daniel Levy will be no more willing to do business with them then or at any point in the near future.
“Maybe we are a little arrogant because we are heirs to a spectacular game and magnificent - I like to say that Madrid is a world heritage site although some are angry,” said Perez as per AS.
Bale has made it clear that he has certain ambitions to go on and play in other leagues around Europe and he’s immensely keen to get back into the Champions League but those are not aims he has to complete with Real Madrid.
There still seems to be a little bit of a wedge between the Spanish club and the way they went about signing Luka Modric from Spurs so they would be well advised to effectively shut up and play nice which will give them a better chance of landing Bale.
There are plenty of options on the table for the Welshman now that he has progressed into the sort of attacking talent that he promised from a very early age with Southampton.
Real Madrid will be appealing but they are not the only huge team in world football and Spurs will more than likely choose to do business with teams that don’t resort to arrogant comments and tactics.
Real Madrid are not going to change while Perez is at the helm and while the club has financial resources and political backing to fall back on, which several clubs can only dream of.
He will always embody that arrogant air which comes with holding a very top position at a big club but there have already been examples of the club missing out because of that arrogant culture.
Jose Mourinho, who will go down as one of the best ever coaches when he retires, has already walked away from the club when he could have stayed there and had success for the rest of his career.
Real need to shape up if they want to land Bale next summer because if they maintain that arrogance, Spurs are not going to make things very easy at all.
Do you think Real Madrid is an arrogant club? What about Perez?
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