He also warned the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, that Madrid have a great team even "without Bale".
Asked if he thought that Bale will sign for Madrid, Fernández-Tapias said: "I think so, yes, but I could not swear to it entirely. We are going to wait and see what happens. Sometimes it is yes, sometimes it is no: they keep putting it off.
"[Bale] is not here, because there are problems there. We thought Bale was going to be with us by now but for the time being he is still not in Madrid. I don't doubt the value of the player but Real Madrid without Bale is still a strong Madrid. We have a great team."
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