A world record bid for Bale, if accepted, could see Spurs bring in two more quality players in addition to Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Nacer Chadli. They would still have money left over to pay the overdraft on the club’s state of the art $50 million training facility or use towards their new 60,000 seated stadium. If the figure is to be believed then it is too good an offer for a financially well run club like Tottenham to turn down.
If Spurs keep Bale, he could be key to their qualifying for next year’s Champions League and perhaps be in the title race beyond the January transfer window. Without him they will be fighting for fourth place with a number of clubs. If they keep him, the image of the club is enhanced and Spurs will be candidates for the top three and to win a trophy. If he leaves then the club without additional signings could take a step backwards. It is a huge decision for Levy. He needs to look no further than Liverpool to see how things work out for a club when a star player is sold.
Will Real Madrid want Bale any less next season? No. So Spurs should do all they can to hold on to the player. Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov remained at White Hart Lane one season after requesting a transfer. Similarly, Cristiano Ronaldo remained at Manchester United for a year while Robert Lewandowski has committed to Borussia Dortmund until next July. Bale could help fire Spurs to Champions League glory which would only enhance his reputation.
The papers always quote players being included as make weights in the mega transfers. However, can anyone remember when a player has actually gone in part exchange? The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Keith Gillespie from Manchester United to Newcastle United when Andy or is it Andrew Cole went in the opposite direction. Why would Spurs want a player or two from Real who will have shown no desire to play at White Hart Lane?
Spurs have asked for $100 million plus Alarvo Morato. Real Madrid ruled out Morato leaving as part of the deal. So Real Madrid say no to Spurs about Morato, but cannot accept Spurs saying no to Bale leaving. How ironic.
Why are the British press doing Real Madrid’s bidding for them? Why are they in such a hurry to see the Premier League’s best player leave for a rival league? If he were English would they be so supportive of Gareth Bale moving to Spain? Bale is the face of BT, the latest media company to cover the Premier League. Is it in Sky’s (and the Murdoch media empire’s) best interests to see Bale leave the EPL?
Credit to the Daily Mirror’s Oliver Holt for writing a well balance opinion piece making the case for why Bale should stay at Tottenham. He is one of the only journalists to question whether it is in Bale’s, Spurs’ or even the EPL’s best interests for the player to leave.
Can someone please explain to me how Real Madrid are going to fulfill the parameters of Financial Fair Play if they sign Bale for $100 million or more?
Tottenham Hotspur have survived the transfers of Dave Mackay, Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, and Chris Waddle to name but five players sold by the club. Despite the legendary status of all five, Spurs moved on and survived without them. None were bigger than the club. The same will apply with Bale. He is not bigger than the club. Tottenham Hotspur will survive without Gareth Bale.