Gareth bale



  • He is 30 at the start of next season, he is on 350k after tax and his form has been declining all season. Who would risk him? Manchester United wont be in the Champions league and probably not for a while.



  • @speedloafer 30 is in his prime, between 28 and 32 should be his best years. His form has been declining because he has been in and out of a poor Real team, yes he has picked up a few injuries as well but given a run of games i'm sorry but the guy can be devastating. As @Hotspur said above I would love him back at Spurs, he is a next level player but his wages would be too much for us even at a cut.



  • He won't go to China. He barely seems to have settled in Spain which is much more similar to the UK culturally than China so I figure a non Western country is probably unlikely at least until he reaches the last year of his career i.e age 34/35.

    I found the articles about Madrid sending him out on loan interesting as I think this opens up a whole host of further options and clubs within Europe and particularly the EPL. A deal similar to the Rodriguez one may appeal to significantly more clubs as they never actually have to pay the full transfer fee and they only have to fund the wages for say 2 years.



  • @ChintzyMoon His game is based on power and pace I don't think he will be the same player in 2 years time (32). If Spurs make Champions League football and he was willing to take a pay cut it could happen, but apart from that. Maybe Man Utd, maybe PSG if Neymar leaves, I cant think of any other clubs that would pay the wages apart from China etc.

    I don't think he will go out on loan like Rodriguez. Bayern paid a lump sum up front and covered his wages (which were cut) and he goes back to Real at 27 if Bayern dont want him. I don't think Madrid would want Bale back at 33 for 1 season on 350k. They will be looking to sell.



  • The more desperate madrid get they will just cut the price, bale wont be short of admirers.



  • to me, it barely makes sense to send him on loan, even for a fee. Better to sell at a reduced (still big) price, and use that to re-invest.



  • Zidane wants rid of Bale, that is clear.

    I firmly believe that Bale wants to leave Madrid also, but is adopting a stance of wishing to stay, in order that he is payed loyalty bonuses etc.

    If he requests a transfer, my understanding is that he would then forgo specific bonuses due to him, which probably total millions of euros.

    I think the same thing happened with Rooney at Man Utd when the Everton move was rumoured.

    I very much doubt he would end up in China and that is just scaremongering. He can't even speak Spanish after 5 years there ...

    On his day, he is a cracking player. But his injury record and durability give me the fear. I previously held futures in him and he is my single biggest loss and mistake on the index.

    You won't fool me twice Mr Bale ... 🤣



  • I'm holding a few and am intending to keep until at least the summer, as with the top 5 paying out media divs, I would expect a few payouts here as his future becomes clearer. Unless he comes back to England though, I am anticipating cashing out before the new season starts.



  • I'm keeping him. Bought him after the Summer announcement for MB. He'll easily be in the top 5 most of the time.



  • Think everyone will be shocked how much players go up and down in the transfer window. It's not over till its over. Just think back to morata lukaku debacle. Yoyo prices.



  • @johnboywalker Ziane played him when he was in charge first time round, That said, he left him out of the CL final XI until that overhead kick left Bale with the last laugh.

    Bale isnt popular with the crowd so selling him makes Zidane look good. Plus, he has Isco and Asensio who he likes, and Vinicius and Vasquez.

    Anything at all he generates for Bale goes towards Hazard.

    RE transfer requests. Your correct. no request = player gets 10% of the transfer fee. Hand in a request and that drops to 5%. That's standard fees, and Bale may well have a better deal. Hard to imagine he actually needs the money though



  • @Munchie63 said in Gareth bale:

    @johnboywalker Ziane played him when he was in charge first time round, That said, he left him out of the CL final XI until that overhead kick left Bale with the last laugh.

    Bale isnt popular with the crowd so selling him makes Zidane look good. Plus, he has Isco and Asensio who he likes, and Vinicius and Vasquez.

    Anything at all he generates for Bale goes towards Hazard.

    RE transfer requests. Your correct. no request = player gets 10% of the transfer fee. Hand in a request and that drops to 5%. That's standard fees, and Bale may well have a better deal. Hard to imagine he actually needs the money though

    His agent will obviously want his slice though. It’s a bloody pantomime.



  • @Tom77 well, the agents are paid by the club for handling the deal, then a % from the player. They do a wonderful job to earn their money...I mean, how could 2 club chairman possibly negotiate and agree a deal without at least 2 agents involved



  • Been thinking with the links to man utd. If Bale does go to them who becomes man utd’s media darling does Pogba keep his crown or will the media favour writing about Bale?

    My thoughts are that if he does sign it will hit pogba holders hard



  • Everyone aboard....



  • I think a lot of people are writing bale off too soon
    A loan deal to man United is a huge possibility and if he does go united he will prove his worth on the pitch!
    I expect him to transfer in some way to spurs or united



  • @NewUser355508 i dont hold either btw. I sold Bale a while back. So not a pump just a thought



  • @Munchie63 said in Gareth bale:

    @johnboywalker Ziane played him when he was in charge first time round, That said, he left him out of the CL final XI until that overhead kick left Bale with the last laugh.

    Bale isnt popular with the crowd so selling him makes Zidane look good. Plus, he has Isco and Asensio who he likes, and Vinicius and Vasquez.

    Anything at all he generates for Bale goes towards Hazard.

    RE transfer requests. Your correct. no request = player gets 10% of the transfer fee. Hand in a request and that drops to 5%. That's standard fees, and Bale may well have a better deal. Hard to imagine he actually needs the money though

    To my understanding (The Secret Footballer), if a player doesn't hand in a transfer request then the club has to pay off his contract which obviously in Bale's case would be an astronomical amount of money. This why player's usually hint they want to leave but refuse to put in a request.

    Obviously if a transfer is to the player's benefit they can negotiate it (the player wouldn't want to stop a transfer because club is unwilling to do it)but in this case where the player doesn't want to leave, the club is powerless.



  • If he goes united where does he play??
    From the right?



  • @KeyboardWarrior said in Gareth bale:

    @speedloafer 30 is in his prime, between 28 and 32 should be his best years. His form has been declining because he has been in and out of a poor Real team, yes he has picked up a few injuries as well but given a run of games i'm sorry but the guy can be devastating. As @Hotspur said above I would love him back at Spurs, he is a next level player but his wages would be too much for us even at a cut.

    Its variable from player to player. Vardy probably hadn't hit peak at 30 whereas Owen was pretty much done at that age. Bale is all about pace and power - he is picking up injuries constantly now, he's almost certainly on the downward spiral physically.

    I've made a conscious decision to keep away from transfers - far too risky and I've not done well in the past on them. If I was going for them, Bale would be an interesting one as its likely to linger and there is a reasonable chance of a good outcome.


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