Spurs Transfer Balls: Gareth Bale to hook up with Ronaldo at Manchester United
THE Daily Bale: Anorak’s look at the Tottenham Hotspur in the news media – a murky world between fact and fiction. The latest round of Transfer Balls is typically light on fact and, as ever, features not a single word from either the player or Spurs to suggest Bale is leaving.
Football Espana says “Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has hinted that he will be signing for Tottenham Hotspur, where he expects to link up with Real Madrid target Gareth Bale”.
Hinted? It was Paulinho who said:
“I couldn’t turn them down if they made me an offer. It would be a fantastic opportunity to play for Tottenham.”
Are there any stumbling blocks to the move? The player replies:
“This summer there has been interest in their Coach and their best player[Bale] – and they have been clear they both are not going anywhere.”
What about the reports of Bale’s agent meeting Real Madrid’s accountants?
Former Spurs player Glenn Hoddle tells the Sun:
“If he does move, I think he will settle easier at another club in England. The only ones he can realistically join are Manchester United and Manchester City. He could get Champions League football there. But I want him to stay at Tottenham.”
If? He is staying at Spurs. And, as this blog says, the Manchester Clubs won’t get Bale:
…you would imagine Daniel Levy would rather sell to Real Madrid or PSG than Manchester United.
The Mirror says, “Real Madrid have offered cash AND players to Spurs in a bid to deliver Gareth Bale for newly-appointed boss boss Carlo Ancelotti.”
The Star adds:
MANCHESTER UNITED will turn their attention to Gareth Bale if they fail to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
As an aside away from the Daily Transfer Balls, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has produced All Star European and Rest of the World XI for a new fantasy football game. Cooking up a dream team is the kind of thing fans and journalists do when they need to kill time. When Wilshere does it its becomes a story in the Huffington Post entitled:
Jack Wilshere’s Gareth Bale Omission Stems From Jealousy
No. It stems from marketing.
More Balls Balls every day….