Why Tottenham must sell Gareth Bale
With a reported £85million bid from Real Madrid, it is now time for Tottenham to cash in on Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale was the main man at Spurs last season and almost carried the team to Champions League qualification.
Ever since Tottenham missed out on a top four finish, speculation has been soaring over the PFA Player of the Year.
Real Madrid was immediately linked to the Welsh winger as they are one of only a few teams who could afford the huge transfer fee.
Now an offer has been made, it is time for Tottenham to cash in.
Since joining Tottenham from Southampton in 2007, Bale has transformed himself into one of the most wanted players in Europe.
If Tottenham do sell, many fans will obviously think that Champions League football is out of the question.
However, they have been in this position before, most notably just last year with Luka Modric.
Daniel Levy did not sell until he felt that he could use the money to strengthen further, something he did with the likes of Moussa Dembele and Hugo Lloris.
If Bale does go to Madrid for £85 million, I am sure Levy will have a plan in place and what a huge transfer pot that will give Villas-Boas.
Tottenham are nearing the competition of sealing a deal for Roberto Saldado from Valencia and with the extra money a deal with Madrid could bring, Spurs will be able to look at possibly another striker as well as a defender to replace the departed Steven Caulker.
Of course losing Bale will leave a huge gap in the Tottenham midfield, but I am sure Daniel Levy and Andre Villas-Boas will already be looking at ways to fill that gap.
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