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Quotes from Zidane and Perez

If there were any doubts as to whether Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez have ever spoken of Gareth Bale, this post aims to put those doubts to rest. There was recently a suggestion that some of these quotations have been fabricated. Well,I have an issue with that notion (I actually find it insulting on so many different levels), and I'm sure almost every Spurs supporter does as well. So, I've linked the coverage of each individual pertaining to our prized asset, and I'll leave it to you to make your own decision of the validity of the quotes.

I've decided to use Sky Sports for my source consistency, although some may have issue with that. I also do not plan to track down which newspaper/media conglomerate Zidane and Perez were speaking to for their respective statements, but feel free to do so yourself.

Let's start with Zidane, shall we?

April, 2013

Zinedine Zidane says Tottenham's Gareth Bale is most impressive player in Europe

May, 2013

Zinedine Zidane claims Europe's top clubs could afford Tottenham's Gareth Bale

Zinedine Zidane: Gareth Bale is good enough for Real Madrid

June, 2013

Transfer news: Zinedine Zidane urges Gareth Bale to ask Tottenham for move

July, 2013

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid won't give up on Gareth Bale

And Perez?

May, 2013

Gareth Bale was "born" to play for Real Madrid,

June, 2013

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez would class any bid for Gareth Bale as an 'investment'

July, 2013

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed the club have not made an offer

Florentino Perez admits Real Madrid would have no qualms paying big money for Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale

There's a difference between fabricated narratives, and fabricated quotations. These are neither. They aren't based off of speculative stories produced by Marca. They aren't crazy, unsubstantiated quotations attributed to a player they have no access to (ehh hem, AS). They are two representatives of Real Madrid, speaking to the media about a player that is contracted to another club. Plain and simple.
If either Zidane or Perez had issue with any of these quotations being published - in their position - they would have made it clear. Fact is, they didn't.

Feel free to post additional quotes I may have missed, because I'm sure I have

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