Odds fall on Bale Spurs return

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According to The Daily Star the odds on Tottenham bringing Gareth Bale back to north London this summer have been dramatically cut following a string of ‘four-figure bets’.

Bale has been consistently linked with returning to England over the past few years with Manchester United are long-term admirers of the Welshmen but Spurs have also been touted with a move to re-sign their former star.

And the article says that Bookmakers Paddy Power have now slashed odds on Bale heading back to Tottenham at the end of the season after some major action in the betting markets.

A Paddy Power spokesperson told Starsport: “Bale’s odds of joining Spurs this summer have been hammered overnight.

“From 12/1 to 5/2 after a series of bets, including several four-figure ones. Pattern and timing has us on red alert and market could continue to move today.”

The Welshman of course left us for Real for a then world-record £85m in 2013.

However despite the ongoing speculation, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague can’t see him leaving the La Liga giants any time soon.

He told Sky Sports recently: “What I’m getting from his entourage is that there is no intention for Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid.What I’m getting from Real Madrid is a guarded answer but it is like: ‘Why would we get rid of him?’

He added: “But, of course, if injuries continue that situation may change but so far both parties are saying Gareth Bale is to stay. Hopefully not being affected by injuries, actually if the goals come and the assists come and his presence is important, especially in the Champions League, remember that’s the main target this season now.

Balague also added: “But, of course, that is not guaranteed for as long as we don’t see a Gareth Bale with the same kind of stats we have seen in previous years – there will be a lot of rumours suggesting Real Madrid want to let him go or he wants to go.”

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  1. > ‘Why would we get rid of him?’ He added: “But, of course, if injuries continue that situation may change … ‘

    In which case why would Spurs buy him,especially as he will be 29 in July?

    We already have Lamela and Sissoko being unproductive in midfield. Let’s at least get rid of them first before buying a player who will be on the treatment table, who will cost a fortune in fee and pay and who will have little resale value in two years.


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