We've all seen it, a deal supposedly about to happen between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, in excess of the world transfer record bid, was set to be sealed - until yesterday that is.
The BBC and Sky Sports along with various other websites have heard about another bid for Gareth Bale, supposedly in the same region of money.
Manchester United quickly distanced themselves, saying no such offer had been made, alongside Man City, and PSG refused to comment. So, who could have made such a bid? It seems unlikely it would have come from another team.
It leads to the question, is there even a bid? It has never been a hidden fact that Daniel Levy does not want Gareth Bale to go, so if the bid is too big and the player fancies a nice little trip to Spain, what better idea could there be than to create a fake bid in order to stall the deal?
Of course, if this is true then Levy would be looking to hold onto the player until the transfer window closes, as it seems unlikely Real would move for him in January due to European commitments.
This means a deal would probably not go through until next Summer, meaning he keeps Bale for another year.
There is no evidence to support this as true, but it is definitely a possible explanation for a bid that supposedly Gareth Bale does not even know about himself.
This fake bid would worry Madrid and cause all sorts of personal problems for Bale, hence stalling the move and preventing it for potentially another year.
Daniel Levy is a witty fellow and do not expect this to just be the end, I'm sure there is plenty more to come.
Whatever happens, if Bale does not sign for Madrid, I'm sure we'll all feel very sorry for those fans who already have his name and his new number on the back of their shirts.
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