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Advanced Talks: The Times Say Daniel Levy Is In Madrid Today
By Harry Hotspur -

No less than four Times journalists (Matt Lawton, Paul Hirst, Paul Joyce, and Gary Jacob) have composed a breaking report that strongly suggests that a last ditch attempt to return Gareth Bale to Tottenham Hotspur is underway.

The London paper opts for the word “breakthrough” when unless a deal is done, could be seen as somewhat of an overstatement. Perhaps a “gateway” to an agreement might be more accurate.

Semantics to one side, this is potentially exciting news. Beyond exciting. Bale will have his detractors, but I take a view that all the negatives one might associate with the Welshman returning to Spurs are only robust in the context of an ideal world.

If this were being reported anywhere else, I would hesitate to aggregate the tale, but a source close to the club recently told the Harry Hotspur blog that talks were in existence.

Also, I wouldn’t put anything past Daniel Levy, a man who realized the Mauricio Pochettino project had failed, and so secured the services of proven footballing genius, José Mourinho.

As per this rundown of the club’s finances, the football side of the business can no longer be left to chance, in the guise of “building”.

Is Daniel Levy really in Madrid trying to hammer out a Bale transfer? I would not put it past him.

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78 responses to “Advanced Talks: The Times Say Daniel Levy Is In Madrid Today”

  1. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    It’s time to do something. I wish I was able and in the area. Just watching some West Ham fan stuff about their protest and how the media, talksport especially and supposed Hammer Ian “the moose” Abraham’s have lied and played down the numbers at the protest, as well as insulting West Ham fans by calling them “stroppy 16 year olds”. They’ve slowly changed the history of how the Dave’s and Brady came in to make them out as savior’s but it’s all bollox. This kind of sh*t needs to be fought. Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham fans all need to run these scumbags out of town. I fear even now it’s too late, the stadiums are gone along with the heart and soul. Football clubs are hubs of community’s and are being taken out all over along with methods to keep working class fans out and partisan atmospheres extinguished. ID cards in Italy plus facial recognition technology, it’s the fans….the people that can stop this. At N17 though, alot are still drinking the cult juice.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

      Oldham and Macclesfield in trouble too. The north west has been layed to waste so kids grow up wanting to support City or Utd. Bury, Blackpool, Blackburn, Oldham, Macclesfield, Bolton all fighting for their lives. This is a planned operation. An attack on community’s.
      West Ham, Spurs , Arsenal, Derby, Coventry, Darlington, Southampton, Middlesboro, Cardiff, Millwall, Oxford, Sunderland, Wigan all sucked in to the corporate stadium myth and not seen the “next level” con 🥕. Even Man City fans hate the Etihad.

  2. Legoverlassarisen says:

    Jose now speaking in Poocheguese stating he is “very appy with the signings in January although he does not expect them to make much of a difference this season. He is here for the £15 million and that’s about it. Looking forward to watching Man City forwards rip us apart at the weekend.

  3. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    Madrid have said Bale is going nowhere. Please people give it up.

    • Tappaspur says:

      What do you expect them to say?

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

        There would be no point categorically denying anything 2 hours before the window shuts. Bale isn’t going anywhere. That’s 100%. He never was.

        • Tappaspur says:

          Never is for priceless stuff (the crown jewels for instance. No such thing as “never” when things have a pric£

  4. Limerick AL. says:

    Dan The Man is in Madrid. For a hair transplant. 12% Off , Special Offer, so when we see him again he will have a head of hair just like a Russian Tsar .

  5. Billy the yid says:

    Anyone remember the January window when rednapp came in??? Serious danger of going down and missing all that lovely money. Dan the man couldn’t wait to get the chequebook out that time. Funny how it wasn’t difficult to do deals that window, when the gravy train was potentially gonna disappear… As I recall we managed to bring in 2 strikers that year, well bring back….

  6. DannyG says:

    I won’t hold my breath! Zidane has dismissed the story already. I’d love it to happen but this is yet another Dybala I’m afraid

  7. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    Window shut 3pm I believe.

    It’s happened…..A G A I N.

  8. Billy the yid says:

    Altho I was a big poch fan, I was not anti Jose and accepted the change was inevitable. However after reading his quotes in the standard, I’m sorry I hope the people who slated poch read them also. I am happy..Yep poch got into alot of trouble for that. Be better with a striker. Yep. Stating the obvious. We want players for the future. Er Jose, just a heads up, there ain’t gonna be a future unless we get our arses in gear rapidly. That statement is as near as can be to jam tomorrow. Totally and utterly fed up of this absolutely ridiculous way to run a historic institution.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      Yes mate – 100% agree, I made similar comments below. He is basically writing off this season on the hope summer brings better players – but to what? No CL football and lower wages? Not likely. Jose is here for the money end of.

      • Billy the yid says:

        I think when he was appointed alot of fans were kind of swayed by the fact he always works with big players, big budgets etc and this was gonna be the next step. Until he met Daniel. I don’t hold it against Jose, but I’m sorry I just don’t see that anything has improved at all. It’s not likely to working for an organisation that is so evil it wouldn’t look out of place in a James bond film. These people are clearly now taking the p@ss, and until they are gone, our football club only exists in a parallel universe, because this ain’t THFC anymore. Everyone should watch the YouTube thing h put up last night concerning revenues etc. Between that, the fact we can’t pay more than 10m for a striker, it’s pretty grim…

        • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

          Jose has spent more money than any other Prem manager ever. It was never going to work with Levy. He’s really only the “winner” everyone paints him as cos he’s been at financially dominant clubs.

          • Andy says:

            I agree with above, just can’t get my head around why he came to Spurs. After the fiasco at United, if he fails to get us in to Europe he will be seen as damaged goods or yesterday’s man. He is experienced enough to understand Levy, yet he serves up the same tripe that Poch got criticised for.

      • Billy the yid says:

        Just another thought I’ve aired before, but I wonder how much of the appointment is Jose getting to work with his new backroom staff, in a hands on environment, before he goes off to manage a club with ambition. Like Brentford or something

      • Tappaspur says:

        Yep. Jose’s skint.

    • Mermelada Mañana says:

      Mermelada Mañana

    • Tappaspur says:

      Getting a striker in woulda made it a very good window. (A PROPER striker will come in the summer) it’s still been a good window though. COYS.

  9. JimmyGrievance says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me that Levy has gone to Madrid. Not to buy anybody, just a ruse to help the blind think he’s gone to get a prodigal son back…. Probably won’t even leave the terminal at the a’port

  10. Spurs est1882 says:

    So Jose basically saying he cant see anyone coming, doesn’t mind if they do as basically he has given up on this season, and Bale is categorically not coming…So that settles it, the holes that were there before the window are still there, but now we are down a let back too. I said I would give Jose a chance and a couple of windows – so far I am still seeing nothing more than Poch gave us.

  11. Mermelada Mañana says:

    Being nailed on as Spurs starting striker for the rest of the season, and nobodies coming to play….how is that even possible? Nobody wants to use us as a shop window, Nobody wants to use us for EURO squad game time….not even Leandro Damiao is coming….
    Son/Lucas up front it is then…..it would be lovely to let the boy Troy have some cameos too…
    I love our signings so far, great potential in the young lads, but so underwhelmed by the lack of a forward, again….
    I don’t think I can bare refreshing newsnow all day even…..sigh….

  12. Legoverlassarisen says:

    It is no surprise that we top the net profit figures, That we top the matchday revenues. That we have more playing staff but a lower expense base. What does this tell us? What we already know. ENIC charge the highest prices but pay the lowest wages(apart from Levy of course and maybe the manager – Pooch and now Jose). It shows that we invest very little in net terms towards the football playing squad. It tells us that ENIC are not reinvesting profits back into the football business to win anything. Football success apart from CL qualification to secure the CL revenues is of no interest. ENIC operate with the mantra of keeping the supporters believing and paying whilst never actually looking to achieve success on the football pitch. I do not believe that they will ever invest to create football success. They will look to increase stadium revenues through events and NFL/Rugby matches and that will be their focus for growth. The more revenue that flows in from non football related business activities the less important it becomes to change the current philosophy. This is a road to nowhere for THFC and a road paved with gold for ENIC. Possibly the highest net profit club in the EPL at the moment and our budget for a striker is £10 million? That says it all…

    • Billy the yid says:

      Yeah I watched that thing on YouTube. How can people not see this for what it is???? I think the key to what you have said, and I agree totally with all of it, is that the more boxing, concerts, and anything else that he can attract to the stadium, the less important any level of success in terms of football becomes to that rat. THFC is the vehicle that will be used to pay for that ground, the rest is sheer profit for a bunch of people I cannot describe on here the way I’d like to

    • A healthy bottom line is essential if your plans are to sell.

    • Andy says:

      You have depressed me even more. I blame Harry, he should have started his expose of the Enic con earlier!

  13. Billy the yid says:

    If that disgrace is talking to anyone from real Madrid, it ain’t a huge leap to think that we are trying to structure a deal that involves first refusal on Harold this summer. Bale doesn’t want to come or he’d be here now. Wake up people this guy is embarrassing the club now, and can only get away with it if people are dumb enough to fall for this garbage. And now Jose is sat bemoaning the fact we don’t have a striker. Welcome to Tottenham Jose. Just a side issue but everyone who had the job before you didn’t get the personnel they asked for, for gawds sake don’t think you will be any different

    • Limerick AL. says:

      Billy, I would not be surprised if Kane to Madrid is all but done and dusted. It looks like a Levy ploy , get Bale in the Summer as part of the deal to soften up the Proles.

  14. Billy the yid says:

    That’s nice. Daniel has f@cked off on holiday. Can’t be any other reason he’s gone to Spain. Unless your lobotomy was 100% successful and you think he’s trying to sign someone who doesn’t want to leave, and earns wages that are so obscene most humans can’t comprehend.

  15. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    Bruno Fernandes joins Europa Lge Utd.

    So glad they demolished our home and prioritise 4th so we can all watch top players go elsewhere.
    Corporate stadium/top 4 myth.

  16. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    Transfer balance of -84 million. Levy is a c**t

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

      Willam Jose definitely not moving. That leaves effin Giroud, an Arsenal and Chelsea reject…….what a glorious reign this is.😫

  17. Dan says:

    It’s all gone quiet out there. So I may as well fill this gap by telling you that only players signed before midday GMT can play this weekend, so any teams who do get deals over the line this afternoon or this evening will not have their new signing immediately available.
    I’m thinking Poch mis translated this and thought he couldn’t play new signings for 6 to 8 months .

  18. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    “one word. Crap.”

    Said Bales agent on ENIC fc move

  19. Dan says:

    Ridiculous story

  20. Limerick AL. says:

    How long to the next Transfer Window ? I want to make a list of guys we should get, who to offload etc. How much we will get for Kane is the key though .

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      we will get £200m for Kane, will be the 11th hour of the summer window and we wont have time to back fill, but Levy will get us some no hope from Holland as a 5yr stop gap. Meanwhile Kane will win the league at City.

      • Andy says:

        Sounds about right scenario. The next Enic propaganda story will be the Kane money to replenish the squad. In fact I think Levy has moved on from worrying about CL, there are enough revenue sources now to keep making money without the need for big money transfers.

  21. Limerick AL. says:

    Welcome Home Gareth me old Mucka ! Well Done Dan the Man, and Mr FOOTBALL !

  22. ronan1882 says:

    More likely levy has broken through the seal on a bottle of nasal spray while analysing Snickers sales at the Norwich game.

  23. Legoverlassarisen says:

    Apparently Levy has taken an album of pictures of the new stadium and training facilities, a new set of golf clubs, a years supply of craft beer, a crate of Levy Land cheese and is wearing a “I Love Wales” teeshirt. It’s a done deal……….

  24. Tappaspur says:

    Gareth. All home games only. Apart from the league cup😊. £400k a week?

  25. Spurs est1882 says:

    Nope – I loved Bale, but he is injured at least a 3rd of the time in LaLiga, that will go up in the PL. Add to that our medical team, I would be shocked to see him 15 games a year. Those 15 games he will be our best player, but that would mean in a window where w started by needing a RB, a DMF and a Striker, we have lost a LB, an AMF and added 3 wingers. The only formation I can see is pace up top, 1 in midfield and 4 CB’s So queue a season of soaking pressure and pumpig the ball long.

  26. James McKevitt says:

    We need some more injury prone players for our fitness team to work on, they need the practice as they aren’t much good at keeping the squad in a fit condition to play.

  27. Mermelada Mañana says:

    More likely Daniel’s taken Wanyama to the National Express station and bought him a one way ticket to Southampton, hoping the Danish lad comes back the other way.

  28. Eleventstonedidiots says:

    He’s on €600k a week. You’d get 10 Ben Davies for that so most likely a loan deal. If true the clubs marketing geniuses have probably done the number crunching in terms of the commercial revenue Bale’s return could bring in ala Ronaldo’s move to Juve paying for itself in shirt sales. An interesting prospect.

  29. Mermelada Mañana says:

    Nothing to see here……move along…….