Gareth Bale: Time for Tottenham to sell
Why Tottenham should let Gareth Bale go to Real Madrid - or risk Manchester United dominating the Premier League for years to come
With impressive performances last year for Tottenham, Gareth Bale has caught the attention of big clubs around Europe such as Spanish giants Real Madrid.
With Manchester United now looking to swoop with a £60 million bid for Bale, now is the time that they let Bale go to Madrid.
With 23 goals in 33 appearances last season for Spurs, Bale has drawn comparisons to Lionel Messi and Ronaldo which has led to many clubs wanting his signature. Tottenham don't want to let their star man go but they also don't want him to head to Premier League rivals Manchester United.
If they were to sell Bale to United it would most likely hand the title to the Red Devils, with Robin van Persie already providing tons of goals for them. Add Bale into the equation, on top of the possible signing of Cesc Fabregas, and Manchester United would become even more powerful and, on paper, almost completely unbeatable. Buying Bale would also help United take out some of the competition for the title.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to break the previous record of £80 million that they paid for former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo. This would leave Tottenham with the transfer budget they need to improve their team to make them title contenders.
They would have the budget to sign long time transfer target Leandro Damiao, who could contribute the same amount of goals that Bale did last season. Madrid will want to take some pressure off of Cristiano Ronaldo's shoulders and they see Bale as the perfect player to do this, which would allow Spurs to negotiate a high fee.
If Tottenham would allow Bale to go to Madrid they would not only ease the worry about letting United get stronger, unlike Arsenal when they sold them Van Persie, but they would also get a huge transfer fee as Madrid are willing to smash records in order to get their man.
I think if Daniel Levy will allow Bale to leave it would have to be to Madrid, otherwise he will risk Spurs' future. Although it will take a huge fee for him to allow his prized asset to leave.
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