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Spurs: Gareth Bale becomes Real Madrid’s Eleventh Galactico (nine others missing)

by | 19th, June 2013

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale walks by dejected after Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his team-mates (behind) after scoring their fourth goal

THE Daily Bale: Anorak’s daily look at the Tottenham Hotspur star in the news.

Former Brazil star Zico (formerly “The White Pele” ) says Bale has “to compete in the Champions League”. Spurs fans nod as his sagacity.

The BBC reports:

The Tottenham midfielder’s agent told Spanish television in May that the PFA Player of Year and Young Player of the Year would be willing to listen to an offer from Real Madrid this summer, though Spurs have insisted he is not for sale.

If Bale goes to Real Madrid, what will Barcelona, their rivals in Spain’s annual two-horse race, make of it?  Barca’s Cesc Fabregas is here to tell us:

“For me spending 100million on Gareth Bale is foolish, I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money in these circumstances. He is a great player with all the right attributes, but we will have to see if Madrid sign him and if he can perform there.”

Not hard to detect a bit of fear in Fabregas’ there. And always good to hear a man on a Barcelona contract that includes a buy-out clause

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