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National paper: Spurs working around the clock to sign Gareth Bale on permanent deal
By Rob S -

The January transfer window closes in less than a week and Tottenham have still got plenty to do.

Spurs are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, having failed to net more than two goals in each of their last 12 games – going completely scoreless in a third of those matches.

Gareth Bale – he scores goals, right? Indeed, the Welshman has hit more than 100 for Real Madrid since leaving Tottenham for Spain in 2013.

And, according to The Express, Spurs are working around the clock in an attempt to re-sign Bale, 30, before Friday’s deadline.

The report states that a loan deal has been ruled out, so Spurs are doing all they can to land Bale on a permanent basis – although his £650,000-a-week represent a huge hurdle.

Bale’s fitness record is far from perfect, but he would still be a dream signing.

Although Real boss Zinedine Zidane seems to have demoted him from his former position as a key first-team star, Bale still frequently delivers when called upon.

In the past three seasons, he has chipped in with 26 La Liga goals and seven assists in 4,434 minutes – that’s effectively a goal contribution every 1.5 full game.

He also has six goals and four assists in his last 16 Champions League appearances – seven of which have come as a sub.

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20 responses to “National paper: Spurs working around the clock to sign Gareth Bale on permanent deal”

  1. Urbane Sturgeon says:

    “although his £650,000-a-week represent a huge hurdle.”

    HA HA HA HA HA …………………… Hurdle? ……….. HA HA HA HA HA ………..

  2. Limerick AL. says:

    Who writes this Bollocks ?

  3. Spurs est1882 says:

    I speak to a lot of real friends quite often and anyone that things Bale is the answer is really not sure what the question is. If the question was “who can we buy to boost Amazon ratings, and ticket sales while adding a boost of nostalgia” then this is spot on. Most of the real fans admit that when he plays he is one of their best players, and ZZ has been harsh on him, the issue is though, he is so injury prone you simply cant rely on him. We are in a position where last thing we need is another injured player, we also need a striker and a DMF over another attacking player.

  4. Finn says:

    Bale??? 100 goals in 7 seasons is not a massive haul, especially playing with some of the best players in the world on your side against opposition who are relative minnows. Playing in a nice warm environment (not Wigan away when its snowing on a cold Tuesday night) with less fixtures and pampered at every turn and still he’s injured for 40% of the time.

    I loved Bale at THFC but that’s the past and if we are to spend that sort of wedge lets do it more productively like getting a world class defensive midfielder.

    We need a number 9 and there are players such as Jose Willian that could hold the spot whilst HK’s out and then share when he’s back.

    Regardless this is just Levy doing his same old party piece trying, but somehow failing because he run out of time (aka, the chiselling took too long). It’s like the kid who tells his mates who got new bikes for Christmas that his dad had taken him to get the absolute best bike on Christmas Eve, but they got there and the shop was shut…….. I mean why would that be at 10.45pm!

    • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

      Bale is a big match winner. He bangs them in when they are needed. Winning mentality. Look at that champs league final when liverpool were 1-0 up half time and dominating madrid all over the field. Enter the bale second half, first touch was an outrageous overhead kick from 30 yards. Top corner goal. He was instrumental in the winner too… His pace and skill is up there with the best. He can take free kicks and corners consistently he is a dead ball specialist who can do the ronaldo knuckleball technique, this is rare not many can really do it on ronaldos level.. He is world class.. Give me bale over willian jose all day long. Not only is he the best in the world at what he does, hes loved by many of the yid faithful.. He only left because it was madrid calling for him. And he still wanted to give us another year but madrid said no it was then (now) or never…….. If we had bale on the pitch in our champs league final instead of eriksen then its a different ball game… Kane and bale together would put seeds of doubt in the opponents minds before a balls even kicked.. Any club that could afford him would take him.

      • DannyG says:

        He’d be a massive hit if he came back. I’d love it. I can’t help thinking though that this is the next “almost” story.m – another Dybala. “We tried hard but couldn’t quite get it over the line”. There’s nothing Spurs fans identify with more than glorious failure.

      • Tappaspur says:

        Inspirational player who I’d have all day long. Beautiful baller. He’d energise our play. Winner in the dressing room.

  5. Brian Fisher says:

    I hope this is just the work of wannabee journalists. The last thing that Spurs need is Bale back. Over-priced, overpaid, over the hill. Don’t bail out RM ! Let him play golf.

  6. ronan1882 says:

    Another day, another tedious lie from the Express. Surprised the author did not pass out from boredom typing this.

  7. David Dillenberg says:

    Parrott’s omission in the cup tie was a shocking decision.

    • David Dillenberg says:

      Jose wake up and smell the coffee beans about Moura who does not cut it in that strikers role!!

      • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

        For sure.. Son is even worse up top though. We need a striker desperately. I can only guess that maureen doesn’t think parrot is good enough yet. He sees him every day in the firsts training so i suspect lucas moura is simply better.

    • David Dillenberg says:

      Play him instead of Moura against Citeh I say.

  8. East Stand says:

    More short term guff from Levy if we sign Bale, he’s 30 now.

    Sure, get a player like Bale back in 2017 when we were in great shape. Now it’s just a PR stunt and an attempt to shoehorn us into the top 4 as Levy gets panicked about the club’s profile. Also could this be to lessen the blow of Kane being sold soon?

    Kane looks very frustrated by the way the team has lost its way, he knows ENIC won’t change and he wants to win something.

    • David Dillenberg says:

      Why will it happen as it ain’t going to happen!
      Next !

      • David Dillenberg says:

        Citeh next. Ouch!

      • Andy says:

        It is certain that there will be another big name we are linked with. I think there is a little black book to use when fans get restless, just toss a name out there.

        • David Dillenberg says:

          I heard Bale’s agent Johnathan Barnett on Radio 5 live this week with no suggestion about an imminent deal other than seeing out his contract at RM.

          • David Dillenberg says:

            Never saw that one coming as I doubt there we will ever pull off a more incredible sensational signing as when Lord Sugar signed Jurgen Klinsmann aboard his boat. Wunderbar!