Despite refuting speculation that he is set to make a big money switch to Real Madrid, the Wales midfielder insists that his vacation is entirely innocent.
He said: “The fact that I am holidaying in Madrid is in no way connected with my desire to leave Spurs.
“Just to make it clear, even though I want to leave Spurs and sign for Madrid, I am not going to. I am just simply staying in a villa, owned by their President Florentino Perez.”
Asked what he intends to do in the Spanish capital, he responded: “Well, I don’t have the mental capacity to have any interests outside of football, so I’ll probably go to Real Madrid’s training ground and sign some paper work.
“Again, this paperwork is in no way related to joining this magnificent club. I am 100% committed to Spurs, despite wanting to leave them.”
The playmaker picked up, and eventually dropped, every individual award available to him this season.
Unfortunately, Tottenham lived up to their reputation of having a pointless existence, and acting like a depressing anchor around the neck of their star player.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy released this statement:
“Gareth is totally committed to the club. Quite simply he wants more money and success which is something we cannot give him. I’m confident he will stay.”