Gareth Bale to return to Tottenham Hotspur?

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  1. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male

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    Not 1 quote from Bale in that article. Could be just pure speculation.
     
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  2. tiger666

    tiger666 Large member

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    It's Don Balon. The Spanish Daily Star. Ignore it.
     
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  3. NinjaTuna

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    3 years ago, if you'd told me we'd be discussing a possible return of Bale (albeit not going to happen) and we'd all be going "nah, it's not worth it", I'd have called you mad
     
  4. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    I'm convinced this type of 'media' outlet is just a puppet controlled by one of the bigger media outlets, they make up spurious bullshit, then the bigger outlets get to report it like it's actual news.
     
  5. Lemon

    Lemon End World Debt

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    Reality is, for Bale money we could sign 2x absolute elite U23 talents like Davinson.

    Say Gelson Martins and Sessegnon, for examples.
     
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  6. Qualsonic

    Qualsonic Good Grief

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    Watched Gelson Martins last night in CL; he was pretty rubbish.
     
  7. Lemon

    Lemon End World Debt

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    Not surprised, I get to watch naff all football nowadays, Spurs aside, but you get the drift that two €40-50 U23s would be better for the team.
     
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  8. Vulcan10

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    Haven't most of his injury issues of recent times been muscular? Something our fitness/performance team seem very good at preventing. Touch wood I can't think of the last time we had a player out with a hamstring/calf muscle etc related injury just the unpreventable knocks and knee twists etc.
    Sadly I don't think it'll happen due to wages but if there is any chance (first option etc) it would be fantastic, he's a world class match winner & I think the injury issues could be less of an issue here or at least no more than any other player. Just a hunch of course.
     
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  9. Colston

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    I still disagree, I mean, sure you get a lot of talent for that money, huge talent even, but Bale has the intangibles, if he's still the same player that left us he's got the ability to single handedly win us the tough games in which we've been banging our heads against the wall, I don't think a Gelson Martins or a Ryan Sessegnon would give us that, at least not in the next couple of years.
     
  10. allpaths

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    if there was any sort of rational reason to do the deal, it would be silly not to. Winning trophies and cups with Bale would mean so much. Prodigal son returns to lead the way to glory and all that nice blubbery sentimental crap. However there's is no such possibility, so lets go for Sessegnon anyways.
     
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  11. Coyboy

    Coyboy The Double of 1961 is still The Double

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    No shit Sherlock, the reference to book deals just made me laugh as if he were Obama doing his much awaited memoirs from Madrid.

    Either way, that wasn't the point of my post which was the high improbability of his return. Since you seem absolutely certain that he will return, perhaps you could enlighten us all as why that is.
     
  12. Coyboy

    Coyboy The Double of 1961 is still The Double

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    Top top centre back playing in the old First Division. Harry tried to sign him at Bournemouth but the chairman wouldn't let him.
     
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  13. aliyid

    aliyid Well-Known Member

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    Not going to happen as we won’t match wages but.... it’s nice to see we’re getting to a level where the media stories being created are about players wanting to join us (big shift in how we’re portrayed which can only build our brand)
     
  14. DaleMurphy

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    would welcome him back w open arms still one of my favorite players of all time but at this point I just don’t think it’s worth it
     
  15. nailsy

    nailsy SC Supporter

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    Wouldn't signing a player as recognizable as him increase the amount of revenue we'd bring in for sponsorship though? It could be a perfect time to do it as we're looking at naming rights for the stadium, etc. As for his wages, we're never going to pay him £300K a week, but could we make a deal over his image rights to offset that, and could Madrid be persuaded to keep paying part of his wages as well?

    Personally I don't think we should just look at it from a monetary point of view. If we can get 25 games out of him a season (he played 29 for Madrid last season) then that could mean the difference between us finishing third or finishing first. It could be the difference between losing to Chelsea in another semi final, or finally taking home a trophy.

    I doubt that we'll sign him, but I don't think it's as far fetched as some might think.
     
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  16. lunde1

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    Dorsn’t fit with the way we play. His workrate are not even close to what Poch expect from his players. Also very injury prone.
     
  17. Shanks

    Shanks Kinda not anymore....

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    Of course it’s speculation.

    That being said, we are a Bale away from the title and CL contention.

    The boy is dynamite.

    I’d snap anyone’s arm off to have him in our team, possibly including my mums.

    I may let myself think about that for a moment before reality hits me.
     
  18. Drink!Drink!

    Drink!Drink! Well-Known Member

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    can he play in a holding midfield role....:whistle:
     
  19. Ionman34

    Ionman34 SC Supporter

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    Does anyone honestly believe we'd get Bale without someone else going the other way, someone we definitely would not want to see the back of?

    Real Madrid only do deals that they come out on top in. Expecting anything else is rather naive IMO.
     
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  20. jeremystorey

    jeremystorey Well-Known Member

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    actually, I don't think this is far fetched - if, and this is a HUGE if... the player himself was desirous of this move. then and only then, could something be worked out. as he'd have to know that the club cannot pay what he made at Real Madrid. However, they could find other ways to make up the difference, whether it's a split of merchandising rights, or something else. But if Bale was excited to be a part of the team and to get the opportunity to run out of the tunnel for the first game in the new stadium, then i'd bet he'd be willing to compromise on pay.
    of course, the other hurdle is how much Real would sell for. that's the sticking point that would make the whole thing moot.
     
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