Reports coming out over the past few weeks revealed that Real Madrid
have made an offer in excess of 85 million pounds to purchase Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.
If that is indeed the case and Tottenham have rejected this offer, this has left me thinking only one thing, are Tottenham crazy? How could a club refuse to hand over a single player for such a large sum of money? Surely no one’s worth hanging onto that much?
Tottenham should take the money and run while the offer’s still on the table. Bale’s price on the market is never going to be as high as it is now.
If Tottenham hold off on selling him then they may risk losing out completely. Should they not sell him now then Bale may end up choosing to just let his contract run out at White Heart Lane and leave on a free transfer at the end of it. Is holding on to him for that little bit longer really worth it?
Also you never know what could happen in that time, whether he goes through a
form slump or suffers a major injury, his price tag could take a huge blow to it.
With 85 million you could easily bring in two world-class players to replace the hole in the squad left by Bale.
Not only would you have the funds to find a player who could take up his position in the team you would also be able to use the money to strengthen the entire squad adding significant depth to it.
Tottenham’s desperation to hold on to Bale even after the offer they’ve been given clearly highlights just how much they do rely on him.
The squad requires more players of a high quality to move forward into the top-four this season and guarantee themselves Champions League football.
Would it not be better to have a well-balanced team from defence to attack than to have one world-class player surrounded by average team-mates?
Perhaps the most important point to make is that if a player wants to leave then he should be allowed to leave.
There’s no point of keeping a player around if he doesn’t really want to be at the club, you can’t force someone to play for you no matter how badly you want them to.
In the end it could lead to Bale resenting Tottenham for blocking a dream move to Real Madrid.
Continued speculation about Bale’s future may also lead to distractions and disharmony within the squad throughout the season.
Gareth Bale may be the best player in Britain at the moment but he is not worth 85 million for his services.
In the end no one player is bigger then the club and with the sale of Bale to Madrid, Spurs would have the funds to field a winning team long into the future.
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