Gareth Bale’s move to Manchester United could be a goer

by Sam Peoples

After a season in which Gareth Bale was named PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year, the Welshman is one of the most sought after footballers on the planet.

The 23-year-old has been fantastic individually with 21 goals and four assists in 33 Premier League appearances and Tottenham are now going to struggle to hold onto him after missing out on fourth place, and Champions League football, to Arsenal on the last day of the season.

Bale’s brilliance kept Tottenham in the hunt for fourth all year but not even his wonder strike against Sunderland could help Spurs grab that elusive fourth spot. If Tottenham had secured it, I don’t think Bale would be looking at a move away in the summer but the lure of Champions League football may prove too much.

“When I get time off I go and visit my family” Gareth Bale

If Bale wants to compete at the highest level in the best club competitions next year, then Manchester United can offer him all of that. No doubt Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea will all show their interest in him but at United, he could create history. You only have to look at the likes of Ronaldo and Giggs to see the impact a winger can have at United.

And given his strong family links, it would be unlikely that Bale would want to move abroad at such a young age.

United are in desperate need of a world class winger after a poor season from Young, Nani and Valencia. In Hernandez and Van Persie, we have two of the most deadly finishers in the world just crying out for a winger to deliver for them.

Bale need only look at the rise of Ronaldo to see the sort of impact he could have at United. Ronaldo transformed himself from a tricky winger into a deadly front man when he began to drift inside and it is a characteristic Bale has delivered on with consummate ease this season.

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Performance graph: Bale (L) vs Van Persie (R) in 2012/13 (@Squawka))

And if it is competing at the top level that Bale wants, we showed once again this season that Manchester United will always be competing at the very top after taking our trophy back from City at a canter.

But there is one big sticking point when it comes to buying Gareth Bale – dealing with Daniel Levy.

The hard-nosed businessman is notoriously difficult to strike a deal with and our previous dealings with Dimitar Berbatov are a reminder of that, with Tottenham eventually collecting £30 million after a saga that lasted all summer. Even last year, Levy somehow managed to squeeze £33 million out of Real Madrid for a player who openly wanted to leave the club.

Ludicrous figures of £60 million have been thrown around for Bale but he would certainly command a fee of around £40-50 million. If Tottenham had made it into the Champions League and Bale had repeated his season next year against the best in Europe, then a fee of £60 million would be logical – but he hasn’t.

He has been in inspiring form since November but this is the first season he has done it on a consistent basis. He doesn’t warrant costing 75% of the fee that Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo given that he had won the Champions League and Ballon d’Or already.

And although there are strong rumours today that Bale will sign a new £130k a week contract, Modric leaving soon after signing a five year deal shows that a new contract doesn’t stop a departure.

Given United’s bids for Hazard and Moura last season, we clearly have the funds available and I don’t think there is any player in the world right who would suit United more than Bale.

A ferociously quick, left footed Welshman tearing teams apart on the wings? Maybe Giggs should have a word in his ear.

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78 comments

Javi 05/22/2013 - 19:06

Gareth Bale is fast becoming the new RvP, after spending six seasons at Spurs and winning just the mighty Carling cup. Van persie who stayed 9 years at Arsenal, winning just the single FA cup medal, recently proved to all Gooners that he was right to ditch Arsenal for United, where he won Epl medal in his first season. Now its Bales decision, does he stay at Spurs for another season, to challenge for 4th spot or does he want to join Man Utd and challenge for the top honours both domestic and in Europe. I personally feel Bale 23, has grown out of Spurs and needs to play in a top team against the best opposition if he wants to win honours and be recognised alongside the best – Ronaldo and Messi!

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lol 05/22/2013 - 03:53

what if man u offered bale giggs’s number 11?will he reconsider? and partnering CR7 who will be on the right…and bale on left….like giggs and beckham phenomenal years….

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mufc 05/21/2013 - 12:32

cant believe you spurs fans, why would you want your player unhappy and sold abroad if thats not what he wants. dont forget he did you a favour by signing a contract and you or levy shouldnt decide where he is sold to. he will sign for man utd and if good enough he will become a legend. also when he leaves spurs it should be with everyones blessing. becauseee. spurs will win the title anytime soon or even be in the champions league year in year out. bale is uniteds new no:7 and if it was us amazing united fans he would leave with our blessing.

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dada 05/22/2013 - 03:59

mufc… ur right my Friend… united all the way

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Prince chinedu nwosu 05/21/2013 - 08:25

Pls get bale his fatastic player along side van persie

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nati 05/21/2013 - 07:32

what i see is a bunch of daniel levys afraid of losing their man to man utd. i see it from ur offensive comments. dont worry, we’ll take him. u got my word on that.

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Rarest 05/21/2013 - 06:35

I think if man utd sign bale, it will be very good. But I think man utd will
doesn’t pay so much transfer fee.

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jack 05/21/2013 - 05:52

All you spurs fans are getting so angry. First you miss out on champions league football (again) an second your going to lose your best player. Deal with the fact that bale is too good for your club

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david 05/21/2013 - 01:06

At this moment of time, it all depends what Gareth Bale decides. Does he stay at the Lane or does he decide to leave? If he decides to move on I am sure Man United would be first to make a move! I don’t understand why people think Mr Levy won’t do business with United, now that Sir Alex has gone, fine he vowed not to sell Fergie another player after Berbatov, but that was Fergie and Levy and had nothing to do with Mr Moyes. One last thing, yes, Mr Levy played hardball with Chelsea in their pursuit of Luka Modric, why? Because Chelsea made both Mr Levy and Mr Redknapp angry, for tapping up the player, behind their backs rather than approaching THFC directly to register an interest and to talk!

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david 05/21/2013 - 00:53

Man Utd will have money to spend on at least ONE big signing. Like my fellow Man Utd friend states above, Fergie had been given a reported £60m for transfers, while Anderson, Nani, Lindagaard and Rooney are all being linked with moves away. If Man Utd could get Monaco or PSG to buy Rooney for over £25m, Anderson £10m and Nani for about £15m, Mr Moyes would have enough extras, to put in a £50m concrete offer for Gareth Bale – an offer I doubt Mr Levy will turn down.

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Tony 05/21/2013 - 01:49

The day after the Berbatov transfer Daniel Levy pledged to Spurs fans that he would never deal with Utd again, with an official announcement on the Tottenham website. Two years ago when Old Purple Nose started tapping up Modric, Levy rang him up and threatened to report him to the FA. Last year when the annual tapping of Modric started again, Levy reportedly wouldn’t return Fergies calls. Didn’t the Fryers affair teach you anything, you moron!

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David 05/22/2013 - 00:43

Money and player ambition could change anyone over night. Have you not learn after Berbatov & Carrick. Hey and don’t worry, sooner or or later, egg head will eventually sell Bale to Man Utd because I doubt the player has any ambition to go abroad without winning a Epl titles medal!

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Dan 05/20/2013 - 23:22

Bale wud be privaliged to play for utd, hes going, spurs wouldnt win the league with a ball each, u say hes not going to utd, y wudn he, look ar the way rvp talks about utd, were a family, and u say he has loyality get used to it hes leaving, maybe not this year or eva to and english club but hes going, spurs = big time bottlers. Oooo ps whose trolling utd blogs, sad, utd fans love there team use love urs, so get ur own blog and piss off

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dada 05/20/2013 - 23:10

You get some SCUM Bags on here with ther FUCKIN hated Comment’s towards United,, but
the clubs they support, got fck all toooo SHOW apart from LOSSERS.. Lol to ALL you low life Haters ov Manchester UNITED, But we will get BALE, like it or NOT you SHIT PEPOLE,, u here me……………………….. We Are The CHAMPIONS & always wll be champions, like it or Not, you SCUM Bags of the WORLD Ha,haaaaaaaaaaaaa ps sorry SCUM bags

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BigBen597 05/20/2013 - 23:16

Your mastery of the English language and the caps lock key are a wonder to behold. You understand that the sort of message you left here is the exact reason people hate United fans.

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dada 05/21/2013 - 02:58

u fckin Hate’er don’t read it then,, PUNK ASS..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Manchester United all the way.. u nonez of a spurs FAN

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BigBen597 05/21/2013 - 03:07

I bet you’ll be a City fan in a few years if Moyes takes the club downhill. Glory supporter lol

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dada 05/22/2013 - 04:30

like I said befor u spur FAN’s got nothin &fck all to show so stop bein loud & tht with ur stupid fckin COMMENTS… Ps ur a fckin muppet ov spurz fan, fckin weastMan

BigBen597 05/21/2013 - 03:13

If United don’t win anything under Moyes you’ll be a City fan in a few years. Glory supporter lol

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dada 05/22/2013 - 03:42

stop talkin abt ur self, ov one day am gona turn city shityFan, cos MY SPURS are Not WINNING Shit, End of that & ur Fckin spurs his a seling Club.

simjamlmx 05/20/2013 - 21:50

levy hates utd by all accounts. won’t happen.

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Javi Sanchez 05/20/2013 - 18:40

Tottenham fans getting way excited, after rumours (just a rumour), that Bale has signed a new 1 year contract extension at Spurs. Tottenham fans, until Bale or THFC don’t make an official announcement, don’t get to excited because, there might be a terrible shock around the corner. I do believe £40m is way short, but a bid between £50/55m cash would be enough to capture Bale. I firmly believe United have that money, Sir Alex, was reported to have been given a £60m transfer kitty, while players such as Anderson and Nani will be moving on this summer. Wayne Rooney has also asked for a transfer request which I expect to be accepted soon. With the sales of Anderson, Nani and Rooney, United could pocket well over £40m and put it towards a bid for Gareth Bale!

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kevin 05/20/2013 - 18:30

all this chelshit fan that keep on saying thah moyes will bring down United should look at the people they have hired as manages. From world cup winners, eurpoa league winner, champions league winner; all came and apart from one the rest were unable to win the league but dimateo (former wes-brom manager) was able to win the UCL just because the team had the spirit and determination to win. So yea Moyes has never won anything but now he has a team that is always in the race to win…..

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Tonediez 05/20/2013 - 17:34

Your point on United needing Bale as a winger to provide for Chicharito and RVP is pretty moot. Bale is famous for his scoring, not providing. He has 21 goals and just 4 assists in this last EPL season. Great scorer, but he won’t give much to the strikers…if anything, he’d take away from them by taking shots himself.

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bavad 05/20/2013 - 17:34

my guy u too much…some people can be so f**lish,,they where ask to comment not to curse..man utd,,,,

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bavad 05/20/2013 - 17:33

some people can be so f**lish,,u where ask to comment not to curse..man utd,,,,

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Uche 05/20/2013 - 17:19

If united wants baleدس.دسادطنفسدج

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SpursRocks 05/20/2013 - 16:11

Ha ha ha ha ha…seriously…my sides are splitting…stop it…ha ha ha!!!! Okay, laughing fit over…ah, bless you arrogant c**k sucking Manure fans…just cause you think a player would suit your team and you’re interesting in buying him you think you have some divine right to his signature. Total c**ts. Firstly…hands up from a Spurs fan here, I salute what Manure have achieved under the guidance of the greatest manager ever. Well…things might be about to change. Red Nose is no longer your manager…Moyes is. As good as Moyes is he is no Red Nose. He has NO real experience at managing at the highest level…fair enough he has made it to the Chumps League with Everton but he’s NEVER had to sustain a prolonged league AND cup campaign. I do personally think that Moyes will have a bedding in period…you won’t hit the ground running like you have done in the past with Red Nose. So…that said, Manure are NOT currently guaranteed to be the success they once were, I’m sure you’ll do well as you usually do but you’re not the power house that Manure were when under the guidance of Red Nose. Why would Bale want to go to a club in transition when he could stay at a club who are building year on year…his development over the past two/three years at Spurs is unquestionable, so much so he’s developed into one of the best players in the world…and there’s still room for improvement…we have the best training facilities in the country (possibly Europe), a young, hungry manager (who I think is much better than Moyes IMO) who knows Bales strengths already and knows how to play him to get the best out of him…and they apparently have a really good relationship. Bale is settled at Spurs, etc etc etc…you’ve all heard it all before. Oh…so you’re setting the price for Bale now are you??? Bale will be sold when Daniel Levy says so…at a price that HE will demand…and he’ll sell to who he likes. Do you REALLY think Daniel Levy will sell anyone to Manure??? Least of all Spurs most prize asset and best player…if the answer you come up with there is yes then you’re a complete moron who clearly hasn’t followed football for very long. After the Carrick and most recently Berba debacles there’s no way we’ll ever do Manure a favour ever again. I think the way we prized Fryers away from you proves how little respect Daniel Levy has for Manure…two fingers up are the order of the day there. Manure no longer have the strong squad you used to…you only won the league this year because of Red Nose…without him you’ll be competing for a top four spot…not the league title. Chelski/Citeh/Arse-scum will all be buying reinforcements this year and will be stronger next season…Spurs are only a couple of top signings away from competing at the top of the table rather than for top four spot…especially now Bales has signed a new extended contract…that will help attract better players etc etc (you’ve heard it all before). I’ll stop for now cause I still can’t stop laughing at this ridiculous blog. Dear Mr Blog editor…please stop writing absolute tripe like this…you’re an idiot and really should stop writing such sh*t. COYS!!!

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Tonediez 05/20/2013 - 17:53

You’re pretty funny. Firstly, Tottenham have been a very mediocre TEAM…Bale has been the 1-man wrecking crew. You ask why would he want to leave a team in developing further every year? Last I remember Spurs were in the Champions League 2 seasons ago and, even with Bale’s heroic efforts, FAILED to reach the top 4 for the 2nd consecutive season…seems more like you’ve been on a decline for the past 2 seasons. So I reply to your question with another question; why would Bale want to stay at a club that he has to carry on his shoulders and still can’t reach the Champions League when he can join a club with a general higher and more talented class of players around him. You call Bale your best player, he’s your only player…as nice as it is to be in the spotlight, it’s pretty meaningless when you aren’t winning anything. Think of RVP, the main man at Arsenal and trophyless for 7 years of his prime playing days…will Bale want to experience that or get out while he’s young and win more? He just needs to look across North London for an example. Not saying united should or could sign him, but someone probably will eventually. Daniel Levy can say whatever he wants, but if it comes down to Bale wanting to leave, Levy will HAVE to sell him. You say anyone that thinks Levy will sell Tottenham’s best player is a moron and hasn’t followed football for long…Ronaldo was United’s best player and we sold him. Anything is possible, especially when the player wants to leave…most likely will happen again with Rooney. And these are players that were consistently winning titles at United and had tons of great players around them, Bale hasn’t won anything and not much class around him…and it’s not even like he’s from North London or he was developed by Tottenham’s youth system, he doesn’t have much tying him to you lot besides his own sense of loyalty, which will fade in the absence of success. You can talk all you want about SAF and Moyes and no guarantee of success for United, there’s no guarantee of failure either. All I know that’s guaranteed is that United are the defending EPL Champions and are going to the Champions League next season, Tottenham aren’t. Chew on that.

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oldun 05/20/2013 - 20:05

This self admiring comment writer epitomises the reason why some United supporters are viewed by many with such withering contempt.. The ethos of this comment is diametrically opposed to all that Bales stands for. He’s decent, loyal and TEAM player. He’s not a self obsessed glory hunter and values and respects his current manager.
He has stated that his ambition is to play abroad when the time is right nd has never expressed any interest nto move in England. It’s irrelevant what other chairmen have done as it doesn’t govern what Levy will do. Trust me he has a sense of loyalty that goes way over your head apparently. Says a lot about someone who longs to sign someone who they hope will show no loyalty or morality and has no wish to honour a contract. Wll sorry that rules out Bale so go and look or an out and out mercenary. Yo’d be a perfect fit in your gutter.

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Tonediez 05/21/2013 - 03:01

When did I ever say I wanted United to sign Bale? I didn’t.

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SpursRocks 05/20/2013 - 20:38

Chew on that…? Are you like fucking 12 or something? Firstly I’ll agree that Spurs have been a bit mediocre this season…and we still only missed out on Chumps League by one point. We lost THREE of our best players last year (Modric, Van Der Vaart & King) who quite simply were not replaced with the same quality player. Spurs were in Chumps League two seasons ago and even qualified last year only to miss out to a team that finished sixth! So your comment that we failed to reach the top 4 for 2nd consecutive season is fucking stupid…do you watch much football? This year we missed out by one point. Yes you’re right, despite Bales heroics we missed out this year…imagine where we’d have finished if we had a full strength squad…Younes Kaboom has been out ALL year, San-‘the Beast’-dro missed the second half of the season…plus we had a new manager who was working with a new crop of players and had the huge task of implementing a whole new style of play and new system. So…to your question…’Why would Bale want to stay at a club that he has to carry on his shoulders and still can’t reach the Champions League when he can join a club with a general higher and more talented class of players around him’…I’ll answer that in two parts…firstly Spurs qualified for Chumps League last two years (I know we didn’t get into CL last year but we qualified for it by reaching fourth) and we did it with more players than just Bale…Modric, VDV, Kaboul and Adebayor were all instrumental last year and all aren’t here this season…I say Ade left cause he may as well not have been here this years the little he did (except in the two penultimate games) and Kaboul has been injured all year. We did it with a good squad of players that has been thread bare this year. This out-season we will be buying a few top quality reinforcements and we’ll have two of our best players back from long term injury…I’ll agree to an extent Bale has carried Spurs…but only in the same way Van Peodo has carried Manure or Messi carrying Barcelona or CR7 carrying Madrid…every good team has their stand out player and Bale is ours. So why would Bale want to stay at Spurs…maybe because we’ll have 5/6 top quality new players (includes returning injuries) to bluster the team and improve the squad…maybe because the Levy/AVB revolution is finally taking shape and he might want to be part of it and to see how far he can take Spurs…maybe he’ll stay cause Levy just waved a huge new contract extension under his noes…maybe he’ll stay cause he’s settled at Spurs and the fact that he has improved his game SOOO much at Spurs the past two years and due to our development coaches and a new world-class training facility…he might maybe just maybe give it one more year to see how good he really can be…and maybe he’ll stay at least one more year cause he’s a pretty level headed guy who is clearly loving his football right now (at Spurs) so might not see the need to move anywhere…lets not forget he is still only 23. Part two of your question…you say a ‘higher and more talented class of players’…I assume you mean Manure…i’ll say Van Peado and Red Nose make the difference for Manure, the rest of your squad are mediocre. You mention Van Peado and seven trophy-less years at Arse-dribble…Bale has done well at Spurs last couple of years but its only really been this year since he hit the world stage…Van Peado has been a superstar player for many years and is coming to the end of his career so maybe it was a good time for him to move…Bale is still only 23…do you do much research or do you just talk shit. You’re not saying you could or should sign him but someone will eventually…yeh, no shit dumb arse…of course he’ll go eventually…just not this year…despite what the editor of this shit arrogant typical Manure blog suggests. Ronald was Manures best players and you sold him…Bale is our best player and we will no doubt end up selling him…just not this year. You say if Bale wants leave Levy will have to sell him…just like when Modric wanted to leave yet he stayed for another year cause Levy told him to shut the fuck up as he is under contract…remember these players have a contract which ties them to the club…just cause they want to leave doesn’t mean they can do so immediately. Next time you want to talk bollocks at least have the decency to know what you’re talking shit about…fucking Manure fans…I’m bored now…if you want he rest of my come back you’ll have to go and scrape it off your mums teeth xxx

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Tonediez 05/21/2013 - 03:14

You really do get all hot and bothered on a simple forum, hah. Love winding you simple lot up.
I never said Bale to United, I said “higher and more talented class of players”; meaning United or Real, or Barca or whoever else is on Bale’s radar. I don’t even think United need him, so I could care less where he goes.
About the RVP at Arsenal comparison; yea, Bale is just 23. RVP was only 22 at one point, but I’m sure no one thought he’d waste 7 years of his playing career not accomplishing anything with Arsenal. If it’s happened once, now anyone knows it can happen again…and I’m sure Bale thinks about that from time to time.
You can yell and curse me all you want, I could care less, this is a public forum on the internet…this is what it’s for. You act like I assaulted you, lol. Nothing but a bitter Spurs fan that can’t crack the top 4 and has to resort to calling the Champions League “the Chumps league”…yea ok. You mad? It’s ok, there’s always the League Cup and maaaayybe 4th place next season so Bale can stay another season for your guilt trip. You can always dream, right?

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Jase 05/21/2013 - 03:25

Lol..dude take a valium! Whether Bale stays another season or not….whether he signs for United or a spanish club…bottom line is he will eventually leave! As for calling United mediocre..well now your just showing yourself up as a ‘bitter’….United with its mediocre squad won the premier league by 11 pts…van persie didnt score in 10 consecutive matches…rooney has been off-form…our wingers have been virtually non-existant in performance, and yet we are a 1-man team? Your long-winded posts are just that!!! GGMU…p.s im not fussed if united get bale or not…life goes on!

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ChrisW 05/20/2013 - 16:11

Think of it from Spurs point of view. What would you prefer, Gareth Bale or £40m. Easy isn’t it?

He’s irreplaceable and they won’t sell until they have to.

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Dan 05/20/2013 - 16:09

Are you sure? So, moving to a club that is likely to experience its biggest transition for a quarter of a decade is the right move for Bale at this stage? You also fail to recognise that Spurs will dictate any fee for Bale rather then interested parties, and you’ll need at least £50m in used notes to make Daniel Levy even glance in your direction. I believe he’ll stay as all of the clubs that may interest him are in the process of making changes at managerial level, none of which are guaranteed to be a success. When he does leave, he’ll go to one of the current European giants, with my money on Madrid, as Levy knows that he can extract as much money without the player coming back to haunt him the following season. Perhaps United should have a go at trying to get Modric on the rebound – more likely to have some luck there.

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David Okege 05/20/2013 - 15:48

Bale 2 utd looks real than Cr7

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Essexian76 05/20/2013 - 15:47

Daniel would ever do business with your lot? You Sir are deluded! Bale stays at the Lane or worst case goes to Spain, but to the plastics…not a hope in hell!

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Ajayi Samuel 05/20/2013 - 15:42

Bale is a world class player,he is good enough for manchester united.if Bale move 2 man u there he can win the world player of the year.BALE DONT DULL MOVE 2 MAN U NOT MADRID.

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Yidango 05/20/2013 - 16:02

Like RVP?? What Utd has ever won it??

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Tonediez 05/20/2013 - 17:57

I’m guessing you’re asking what United llayer has ever won it?
The only time Cristiano Ronaldo won World Player of the Year was when he was at United.

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Me Again 05/20/2013 - 15:34

You serious? £40m will just about get his right leg and foot and he’s pretty much all left footed. If he were for sale then it would be auction time and he wouldn’t be joining United for that amount. It will take silly money to sign him now, especially as he’s just about to sign a new contract. Nani, Young and £40m might possibly make the club start to think though….

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Jay Murray 05/20/2013 - 15:32

Hahaha this is possibly one of the most ridiculous pieces of writing…£40m for Bale so just £10m more than you paid for Berbatov! do you have any clue what you’re talking about? Bale is about to sign a new contract and Levy has said he won’t sell a player to sign for ManU from Spurs again after the Berbatov affair

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ParkLane67 05/20/2013 - 15:19

This sort of article is quite distasteful. Of course we expect the vultures to try and pick the bones of teams that failed this season, but you could at least wait for the dust to settle. I’d also say that it is disingenuous to complain about Daniel Levy demanding that you meet his valuation – If you can’t afford the asking price, try buying someone a little cheaper.
In any case, it seems that you may be quite wrong about our Gareth as he seems ready to sign a new bumber deal (why would he want to play for a Man U team that will be going backwards next year – let’s see how you cope without Fergie at the helm)

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ParkLane67 05/20/2013 - 15:24

That was supposed to be a bumper deal! Still I’m sure it will have provided a laugh or two!

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JIm 05/20/2013 - 15:16

what a waste of an article, and the poor little author didn’t do his homework. United are finished, Moyes will turn United into everton, hack,hoof, elbow, hoof again, another elbow, goal falaini!! expect lots of draws.. as for Bale, he’s about to re-sign with Tottenham so shove that up yer arse u moron. secondly bale, rooney, ronaldo, they wont want to play for Moyes. what a joke of an article, made me laugh, thanks

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N17 05/20/2013 - 15:15

Keep dreaming mate Fifa 13 is the only way you’ll see him in your dirty shirt.

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Bob Hope 05/20/2013 - 15:13

I hope United’s valuation of Bale is as piss poor as yours. If so, they wont get him.

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BigBen597 05/20/2013 - 15:12

I wouldn’t get your hopes up in Manchester as yet. I’m a Spurs fan and I’ve followed the news about Bale and the possibility of him leaving for a while now. From what I can tell at the moment it looks quite like he,ll be staying for another season, but that can all change. He signed a new contract last year so we don’t have to sell even if he wants to go, same thing happened with Modric and we got another year out of him. Levy’s trying to set us up so that we’re no longer a selling club and, like you said, he can be a stubborn bastard when he sets his mind to it. When he does leave he has mention he wants to play in Spain for Barcelona or Real and we’ve got some sort of partnership deal with Madrid, so thats who I’d bet he leaves us for.

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Sonic 05/20/2013 - 15:12

RDv: I would tend to agree in the main, but then “what if” you were put him with the likes of Messi and then he shone even more, what a player, what a team.

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Yidango 05/20/2013 - 15:50

Ask the traitor Rio, he’ll tell ya he well and truly stepped up at OT..

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Ric 05/20/2013 - 15:11

As a Tottenham supporter that has family in Manchester & goes there every few weeks i have to say it is such a shame Manchester United won the league this year because now we at Tottenham are going to have to put up with deluded people like yourself thinking Manchester United will logically sign a player with 3 years left on his contract (rumours are he is about to sign a 1 year extension) that has just won every individual award possible for……….
£40million……
1. Daniel Levy will not sell Gareth Bale to a Premier League side in the same way he rejected a £40million bid for Luka Modric from Chelsea.
2. If you genuinely think you can sign one of the top 3 players in the world at this very second for £40million you my friend are a idiot.

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dada 05/20/2013 - 23:52

yh but u tottinum got fck all to show n about Bale his idol is Giggzy n y do u think he wears the 11shrit this sesson, & with hes contract (rumours) n let me just say, it don’t mean shit let me tell you, u punk ass Nonze,.. ps u get fckin muppets on here n thy think the know every think but thy got fck all tooo SHOW lol to u haterz ov MAN-UNITED bt we are the CHAMPIONS & u are the LOSSSERS Ha’haaaaa…. we are KING ov KINGZ , FIRSTCLASS VIP in this FCKIN game so go ahead with ur stupid morther fckin comments

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Alan 05/20/2013 - 15:11

This blog is so blinkered it’s funny.

“No doubt Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea will all show their interest in him but at United, he could create history.”

So only UTD’s success is written in the history books? Are you really that deluded?

“Ludicrous figures of £60 million have been thrown around for Bale but he would certainly command a fee of around £40 million”

Why go so high as 40m? Why not send a programme with Fergie’s signature instead. Levy can then cherish it for generations in the hope that one day his great, great grandson can sell it for a bag of crisps?

Seriously though. If you think that you can get Gareth Bale at least accept there will be competition and you will need to pay a huge sum to get him.

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Daniel Levy 05/20/2013 - 15:11

Lol…..no chance!!!

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marc 05/20/2013 - 15:10

Are you for real 40m, you must be kidding? The flaws in you poor right up.
1, bale will not go for 40m
2. Bale will not be sold to a prem club
3. You DONT have the cash
4. Levy wont want to deal with you
5. Man city or chelski will out bid
6. Its not up to bale where he goes its up to levy.
7. He will go to madric When he leaves
8. Hes at tottenham for the project
Oh and 9. HE HAS TODAY SIGNED A NEW CONTRACT.
Bless!

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Paul 05/21/2013 - 13:48

1) Probably not £40m but it might be £40 and then add ons.
2) He will be sold to whoever they see fit to sell to.
3) United have the cash.
4) Levy can say what he wants in public, in private its different.
5) City or Chelsea may outbid like with RVP but that doesn’t mean they will get him.
6) It is 100% up to the player where they go.
7) Madrid is a possibility but again if he went there he would be shown up by Ronaldo.
8) What project? AVB who failed at Chelsea?
9) Not signed anything yet and even if he does there is rumours of a release clause being put in for ANY team that puts a bid in excess of £50m, therefore if United bid that much off he goes if he so wishes to.

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RDv 05/20/2013 - 15:09

Bale is class but you have to wonder has he got the mentality to step up to a club as big as united or is he happy as a big fish in a small pond?

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bobby davro 05/20/2013 - 15:14

Sorry old cock, you got no wonga anymore

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fosure 05/20/2013 - 18:44

u wana hope he we aint u bitter tool

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Bob Hope 05/20/2013 - 15:19

If he favours a move to a bigger club, I hope its to a bigger club that has a chance of winning the Champions League during his playing career…Barca, Madrid, Bayern, Chelsea…not United.

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Aussiehopper 05/21/2013 - 01:44

To have a chance to win the Champions League,
You have to qualify for it my friend,

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Aussiehopper 05/21/2013 - 01:47

You Must Be Bob Hopes Love child?
are you a comedian Too.|

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Aussiehopper 05/21/2013 - 01:57

No doubt about it Bob Hope The Comedian spent time with your mother on a dark night,

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oldun 05/20/2013 - 19:48

Wow. Perhaps samp, or should it be simp, might give you the benefit of his self-proclaimed analysis skills. Your arrogant, but somewhat childish comment refers to United as a big club yet questions Bale’s mentality. Yes bale has class but he’s also honest, modest and decent . His lifestyle is such that we would have nothing in common with the likes of Rooney, Giggs etc. By the wa. Isn’t your arrogance a little overdone or do you actually belive Levy would sell even dross to Ubited. Come to think of it….

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fumper27 05/20/2013 - 15:09

No chance! Your first signing will be Victor Anchibe!

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Aicher 05/20/2013 - 15:09

Signing for David Moyes?
It would be like signing for Everton
So I can’t see him doing that can you
Bale staying at Spurs
This is why Ferguson and Gill retired because that couldn’t stand being reamed again having to do a deal with Levy
Moyes is pony, never won anything so why would bale go there

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Joe 05/20/2013 - 15:07

1. After the Berbatov transfer, Levy swore to not sell to other PL teams ever again, and certainly never United. Hence Chelsea were rejected with a £40m bid for Modric, but Real succeeded with £33m.

2. £40m? Wake up smell the market buddy. With the new tv deals adding between 30%-50% to each clubs revenue, transfer fees are going to rise, especially since wages are being controlled.

3. Bale turned United down in 2007. Ferguson is either remembering it wrongly or lying. Bale said himself that United couldn’t guarantee first team football, so he chose Spurs.

4. Glazers are not going to spend big on one player for Moyes. No way, no how.

5. Moyes has to prove himself before any superstars join him at United. Many people in football think that it might take a couple of years for him to succeed like it did with Ferguson.

6. Bale and AVB have a very close relationship.

Sorry, but Bale will not be joining United. Reports today are that he is about to sign a new contract for £130,000 a week.

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hupyours 05/20/2013 - 15:05

2 things….

1) He doesn’t want to leave Spurs ( yet ) and definately not for Man Ure

2) Levy wouldn’t let him go to any Premier side ( ref: Modric saga )

So, you stick to the likes of guttersnipes such as rooney……and ex scum filth like van pervy.

Dream on loser!

BTW….your blog is shit !!

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Railwin 05/21/2013 - 09:36

Who is the loser? Thats You, Mate. A fu…. loser. Couldn’t get info to top 4. How does that feel? United won the league by 11 points BTW.. It Bale wants to win anything he has to get out of Your filthy club.

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Bred Red 05/21/2013 - 12:33

Takes one shit to recognise another shit. Nobody can predict who will buy who and who does and doesn’t want to go here or there. Levy is a true dies in the wool y i d and typically he milks money for has been players, but Bale is no has been, but £70 mil for kicking about a bit of leather filled with hot air, (ummm sounds a bit like Levy) the £80 mil paid for CR7 was a desperation payout so the Real Madrid C.O.E would be certain of his victory, BUT NO PLAYER is worth over £30 mil, I don’t care who he is AND wages should be ‘capped’ to £500,000 per year and overseen by FIFA & UEFA. Only a personal opinion after watching football for 68 years.

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Fitz 05/20/2013 - 15:04

Don’t talk cobblers. You won’t pay £70 million for him and he’s already told Spurs he is staying.

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GARY 05/20/2013 - 15:03

Clearly dont know to much about Bale!!
according to some reports has just signed a new contract with spurs and also has stated many times over the last 2 years that his next move will be abroad!!

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Mike 05/20/2013 - 15:02

Haahahahhaaha

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Subbed after 70 05/20/2013 - 15:01

“He doesn’t warrant costing 75% of the fee that Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo”

What you think he warrants is irrelevant, He signed a 4 year deal at the start of the season so what he warrants is what we believe that he’s worth,
Don’t like it? – then wait 3 years

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Alex 05/20/2013 - 14:58

Umm, so why exactly is this move a goer? Because you say so? Despite Spurs saying he isn’t for sale, despite him having 3 years left on his contract and displaying no desire to leave, you think Spurs would sell him to another Premier League club for £40 million?

Dream on.

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dada 05/20/2013 - 22:30

if he wants too be the BEST in the world, then he needs too GO to a CLUB, thats the BEST In the”WORLD,,& THE KING ov Kings in this Game… MANCHESTER UNITED…Ps soon or later he will be at UNITED pure Glory”Glory”Man-United for Bale,, cos they are the beat Premier League club in the wole World…..

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Ray 05/20/2013 - 14:56

Hahahahahaha

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