Gareth Bale: Spurs wants Real Madrid to bid £100m for Manchester United’s Bale in 2014
THE Daily Bale: Anorak’s daily look at the Tottenham Hotpsur star in the news. Today’s transfer balls:
Wales Online: “Wales legend Mel Charles says Gareth Bale’s £80m price tag is ‘ridiculous'”
Has he got a price tag? In the Press, Bale’s value has fluctuated between £60m and £85m. But Spurs have not broadcast any asking price. Who is this legend that knows better?
But the brother of John Charles says Bale’s rating as one of the world’s best should be something Wales is proud of
The legend is John Charles’ brother. Can you name him?
Former Wales and Arsenal star Mel Charles, whose brother John left Leeds for Juventus in a then British record transfer record deal of £65,000 in 1957, said the money talked about in the rumoured Bale switch is “ridiculous”.
If a decent player like Mel Charles is a legend, what does that make the great John Charles – a god?
In any case, £85m is meagre. The Star is rounding it up to a neat £100m
The Star: “DANIEL LEVY: £100M NOT ENOUGH FOR REAL MADRID TO LAND GARETH BALE”
Oddly, Levy doesn’t make any statement. He apparently prefers to talk to a friend who talks to the paper:
White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy has told friends he will not budge in his stance to ensure the Wales wonder stays for one more year. And that means rejecting a staggering £100m offer – £20m more than Real paid Man United for Cristiano Rionaldo.
One said: “He held firm when Chelsea wanted Luka Modric and is showing the same determination this time. Daniel also thinks it is for Gareth’s own good. He believes he is still learning and will get better if he remains with them. Who knows what will happen in a year’s time? The club might even lose money but Daniel is prepared gamble on it.
“He wants the best for Spurs and Gareth and even if Madrid raised their bid to £100million he will resist.”
But if Real Madrid want to up their purported £85m bid to £100m they can alsy see if Mr Levy’s friends are right.
After that horse trading, we learn that Real will lose out to Manchester United:
The Sunday Express: “David Moyes has Gareth Bale in his sights”
If Rooney, who fell out with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of last season, still wants to leave, then Moyes will contemplate using the England striker in a swap deal plus cash for 28-year-old Ronaldo. If he wants to stay, then United will step up attempts to bring Wales international Bale to Old Trafford.
Has Moyes got £101m?
Despite Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s assertion that Bale will remain in North London at least for another season, aimed at putting Real Madrid off the scent, United sources indicate that Moyes’ new employers believe they are in with a decent chance of sealing a deal which would be worth around £60m.
Then United could swiftly sell Bale to Madrid for £85m or £100m. Easy money.
After that bilge, the Express reports:
It’s believed Perez has reneged on an agreement hatched between the clubs which would see Bale remain at Spurs for another season with no bids from the Bernabeu until next summer.
Byt which time Bale will be at United, as reported in the trusty Express…