The Bale to Madrid rumours have returned with renewed gusto to the subsequent delight and pleasure to every Spurs fan on the planet….yeah, right. It has all stemmed from Spanish paper Marca claiming Bale has basically agreed a move to Madrid and has handed in a transfer request, contrary to all evidence from Spurs and supposed sources close to Bale who claim that he has not asked for a transfer and has said he is perfectly happy to remain at Spurs. If Bale was to depart the Lane….after all of these dirty tactics by Madrid, some fans are claiming that they would rather see him depart to Man United instead and deny Real the smug satisfaction of claiming our prized asset.
There is still divided opinion from Spurs fans who are questioning whether we should just sell and take the money or battle on to keep our favourite Welsh Number 11 for at least another season. Personally, we should do whatever we can to keep Gareth for this season at least, losing him now would trigger a depression around WHL despite the money we would receive from Madrid/United especially from players like Paulinho who said that Tottenham had promised Gareth Bale would remain a Spurs player for this season and he claimed it was a big influence in persuading him to choose us over other powerful clubs around Europe. Also, I believe losing him will discourage other top quality players from wanting to join our revolution to make the Champions League this year, despite the increased transfer fees and wages we could offer them.
But the question remains, where would we prefer Bale to go, if he does leave this summer? I pray this question is rendered mute because he will decide to stay but it is something we have to consider. Now the more logical move would be to sell Bale to Madrid, they probably would offer more money and we wouldn’t have to face him in the league or be in any situation where he could possibly damage our league hopes. However, the disgraceful and sickening tactics used by Madrid to try to lure Bale away from Spurs have really turned my stomach, this is supposed to be the biggest club in the world yet they resort to underhanded tactics and petty mindgames in order to get their man. The reason they have tried so hard is because their fans voted Gareth as the player they most want to see at the Bernabeu next season and their President prides himself on giving the fans what they want, in spite of angering other clubs and breaking every civility possible in order to do so. The fact is Madrid have underachieved massively over the past 5/6 years for being the biggest and richest club in the world so they are trying to make it up to their fans through any tactics possible. Money is hardly likely to be an issue but we all know Daniel Levy is not a man to be reckoned with or bullied which is ideal for this sort of scenario and for the club.
Now, Man United is realistically the only other club in the race for Bale. Granted, clubs like PSG and Russian teams like Anzhi could afford him but PSG seem to have got their business sorted through signing the likes of Cavani and Gareth is hardly likely to go to Russia, no matter how much money they offer him. Credit to United though, they have been saint like in their approach compared to Real Madrid although it is admittedly true that it is unclear if they are as interested in procuring him. However, selling him to one of our Premier League rivals is unthinkable and even though Man U haven’t used the tricks or devious tactics employed by Real Madrid, selling him to them would bode ill for our season as we would be strengthening a team who we are looking to challenge whilst weakening our own force significantly.
In conclusion, I believe keeping Gareth this season is a necessity for the team as the idea of him turning out in a Man U shirt is frightening and it would give everyone great satisfaction if Levy and co could thwart the evil Madrid for at least another season and keeping him will boost morale and help us to lure bigger and better names to the Lane during this transfer window. What do you all think? Should we keep Gareth? If not, who should we sell him to?
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