I am a big fan of Gareth Bale and there are rumours going round that the club are offering him £150,000 a week to stay. Obscene money in anyone’s eyes, but saying that, it seems to be the going rate in football these days, so in the wrong way we have to accept that.
£150,000 a week will obviously blow the Clubs wage structure out of the water. My concern is that all the other players will want a pay increase – for not getting us in the Champions League – and for any new prospective signing, they will want their cut in the new THFC wage structure.
The question needs to be asked, could this could put the club in financial difficulties. We dont have the income of Man U, Man C, Chelsea or Arsenal and with the new financial regulations coming in, could this put us in crisis.
I am not suggesting this but what do people think about selling Bale for the mentioned £60M and buying 3 Top Class Players for £20M each? Now if that was to happen it might work. However, we have Daniel Levy at the helm and knowing how he works, he would sell Bale for the £60M, buy a couple of players for 10M each and then pocket then rest. You only have to ask youself where all the money went for players such as Berbatov, Bent, Modric, VDV just to name a few.
It worries me as well that we ended up basically a one-man team last season. Being a one-man team certainly does not provide success. A team needs to play as a team. Even taking Arsenal, they dont have any one particular world class star, but they play as a team and again reached the Champions League. Going back a few years, Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest didn’t really have any world class players, but Cloughie got them playing as a team and the won the European Cup twice.
Paying anyone £150.000 a week is a massive gamble, just in case a player gets injured and misses periods of the season, as Bale does every year (being a marked player).
I am not saying what is the right way forward, but what do all you fans out there think? Should we keep Bale, or sell him for £60M and buy 3 top Class players for £20M each?
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