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Spurs Player To Quit This Summer, But Why?

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Spanish outlet abc.es believe that Gareth Bale has flown back to Spain to negotiate his way off Real Madrid’s books and make himself a free man. This may shock some Spurs fans, as again this would be further proof that slavery has been abolished and players are allowed to exercise free will. I await some footballing guru to give their ‘yeah but’ explanation, however, this is the way the world works.

Bale said after the Leicester City match that he knew where he was going, but if he told anyone, it would cause chaos. This naturally sparked a tonne of speculation, but this Spanish source believes that the 31-year-old’s next destination is likely to be ‘the golf courses of the world’.

This is an interesting plot twist, as one might have imagined that Daniel Levy would be keen to give returning fans a welcome morale boost.

What is curious, is that if Gareth is able and indeed willing to extricate himself from the clutches of Real, that what is stopping him from doing his own deal with Daniel?

I take a view that he has simply given up on the game, and this was most likely something that didn’t happen this week…

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

And there it is…..

Golf course, best place for the fella now. Enjoy the absolute bundles you’ve made.

Last edited 1 year ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

People should realise the amount of times players have tried to seriously damage Bale on the pitch over the years which has left him with fitness issues because of it, some people prefer to overlook this fact.
Therefore all this talk of he can’t be bothered and suchlike is nonsense, as I said in a previous post that received a lot of agreement, his stats are very good for the season considering Mourinho and everything, he has nothing to prove to anyone.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago
Reply to  England Mike

Unlike Messi and/or Ronaldo?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago
Reply to  England Mike

Charlie Adams to name one.

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

3 times if I recall.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago

He’ll be able to negotiate a buy out – if neither side has any interest in the other this will be a simple enough exercise. Real won’t want to sit there paying him half a mil a week to not play, and he could dig his heels in about being sold, so I could see it happening.

The only caveat is if the World Cup still happens next year and Wales are in the running to qualify, I could see him playing for 1 more season to try for that.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has dismissed suggestions Gareth Bale is poised to retire from football as “rubbish”. (walesonline)

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

Also coming from Jonathan Barnett: “Gareth is one of the best players in the world, and one of the best players in the world doesn’t go out on loan.”

He’s an Arsenal-supporting pillock and I would trust him as far as I could throw him.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago

I think unfortunately Bale is victim of his own belief that his body is failing him as far as playing football on a weekly basis is concerned. Obviously I’m not in a position to say whether this is actually the case in reality, but in footballing terms he’s always been a sickly lad, a bit of a modern day Darren Anderton, or sick note Anderton as the Spurs fans called him.
Would be a crying shame if he quit the game at what, the age of 32? He should have another 3-4 seasons in him, and after watching his contribution against Leicester on Sunday that won us the game, we’ll miss him. Come on Daniel do something useful for a change and convince the lad to stay with us for at least another season. Give him access to your private golf course and use of your own putters, oh hang on a sec they’d be too small and he’d do his back in bending over with them…

Mal
Mal
1 year ago

I have a feeling Deli will actually step up next season and get a decent amount of goals and assists! He has a point to prove. My feeling is if Kane leaves, Levy will play hard ball and not let Son leave especially if Bale is retiring as well. Madrid will do all they can to get Bale off their payroll! Raul Jimenez would be awesome for us but he is recovering from that serious skull fracture and unlikely to move clubs for a while so maybe a Jan 22 transfer window opportunity at the earliest should he get back to his best. One plus in our favour is that most European clubs will do bare minimum transfers next season and will look to offload players sharpish! I just read about Inter looking to trim down the debt and Conte possibly leaving as a result! They have all lost a load of money that can’t be recouped and Real, Barca & Juventus are also about to get Uefa sanctions so count them out of any meaningful transfers and expect book balancing tactics like Levy in 2021/2022 all round! Clubs just don’t have the cash to burn on the back of huge profit loss from the extended Covid period! This makes it a little more balanced for smaller clubs who spend wisely, recruit well and who follow financial fair play rules (Leicester/Lille are prime examples of this!). I expect a City £100M max bid for Kane rejected by Levy. Nobody else has the cash for him after this season’s revenue losses and ever growing debts. Madrid were/are desperate for the Super League revenues to try and make ends meet financially but its not happening! On the down side, feeling is our dead wood will remain or go out on loan which means we won’t have much money to burn in the transfer market unless we sell Kane for major £££!! I feel “loans deals galore!”

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago

He won’t retire unless he’s paid in full. He still loves playing for Wales and will play in the Euros.

The next World Cup is only a year away I think that will be his Swansong if Wales can qualify.

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 year ago

I think despite the injuries a fair review of Bale’s return to Spurs would be “he half-arsed it”. Yet he still managed to score 16 goals in all comps and some of his performances were decent. It’s no secret that he wanted to use Spurs to get fit for the Euros. He even said so himself.
I still believe he is a decent player but if he was staying at Spurs i can’t see what “chaos” it would cause if he just said so. My hunch is that he’s off to another club or as Harry has said retiring. Who knows?
One thing that caught my eye when looking up Bale’s goal tally is that Bale, Son & Kane scored a combined 65 goals in all comps. The next best was Carlos Vinicius on 10. You could argue that all four of those players will not be at Spurs next season. At least 3 of them are nailed on not to be. That’s 75 goals. Whilst i hope Levy is focused on getting the right man to manage our rabble he also needs pretty decent plan to replace those goals. Good luck Daniel.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago

Bale was good at getting goals against lesser teams. If he had an average wage he would be a great employee and first pick against teams in the bottom half of the table (who aren’t always the easiest to break down)

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

Agreed. My actual hunch is that he’s agreed to go another Premier League club. I think that Daniel Levy has asked him not to say anything, what with Kane leaving and all. Levy is scared the fans will meltdown….just a hunch

Osvaldo
Osvaldo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

Can only recall him starting a big game against Arsenal (may have glossed over the others) and that was a truly insipid performance, but possibly down to Spurs not having much of the ball. In those types of games he’s not someone to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in.
As soon as he came on against Leicester on Sunday he looked like scoring. I think that’s the big difference between him and, say, Lucas who doesn’t carry as much goal threat.
If he is around next season it has to be settled about how much trainning he will do as that seems to have caused friction with Mourinho. Possibly he should come on as a sub in bigger games with Lucas starting, so that when Bale comes on the game is more stretched and there is more space as its clear he is still very talented and can score.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago
Reply to  Osvaldo

Sensible summary on what Bale can bring and how he should be used. We’re not dealing with a 20 year old here but a world class player IF he’s used correctly and his age and injuries are taken into consideration.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

He got 2 against Leicester, who are no longer a “lesser” team.

eddie
eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  Tangangry

True but they has already lost Fofana and N’Didi who had bossed midfield dropped back to cover.This allowed us to get more traction through MF and the second half performance was not so bad.Ideal situation for Bale which he took well,giving us a good if unexpected win.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

All goal scorers get their goals by and large against lesser teams that’s how it works City don’t concede goals but Sheffield United do.
He averaged more than a goal for every 90 minutes played and more than several renowned players.
He is clearly on the wane and not the Bale that left Spurs the first time but I don’t think he represented that bad a return on investment as suggested

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Levy surely has to ‘speculate to accumulate’ which admittedly goes against all of his natural instincts. However, the monumental task that lies ahead to reinstate the club as Champions League regulars is going to take real conviction at board level. If indeed that’s what they actually want for the club.

This starts with the Kane ‘situation’. Sell him and you’ve got to replace him in some kind of way. What’s he worth? Whatever a buyer is willing to pay, is the short answer.

Let’s pluck a figure out of the air, let’s say 100m. That alone will not fund a striker with anything like Kane’s goal return, nor will it also go on to fund the other signings we need.

If however Levy could convince Kane to stay on, then the path to regular Champions League participation should be infinitely quicker and less expensive. By placating Kane, bringing in the right manager and fully backing him, Levy could get his ducks lined in relatively short time.up.

The stadium sponsors, revenue streams, emerging markets and all that other stuff he’s obsessed with will be greatly influenced by us being in the world’s elite club competition. He knows that, Woolwich did their deal with Emirates when they were fully ensconced in the Champions League and looked like they were stying in it forever more.

Levy is many things but looking at ways of getting hold of other people’s money to fund things isn’t something he’s ever been sloppy about. How does he do his sales pitch with us in the Dopey Conference playing teams made up of Belarusian sheet metal workers?

Basically Levy needs to step it up, because unless he does the whole stadium thing begins to slowly fizzle out. Interested parties might think of the place as more of a white-elephant than this go-to destination.. An elite facility needs something elite going on inside it, we are a football club and that thing happens to be the football team.

Levy has nowhere left to hide and he’d be best served by listening to what would keep Kane at the club. The reports of him being ‘furious’ with Kane going public are quite frankly laughable, the laugh is now squarely on Daniel and nobody else. Don’t listen to people like Paul Robinson and their denial of what a mess the club are in. We are in a real mess.

Kane has to stay and stay as a happy camper. The alternative isn’t something that looks very good at all, either from a football, financial or commercial perspective.

Levy has to step it up.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

The THFC stadium is little more than a monument to what could have been now. Levy will blame it all on covid of course, but the truth is that it was all going pear shaped long before the virus with the loss of Pochettino due to Levy’s bizarre abandonment of the world class manager. Levy has caused this now he needs to fix it or it’s goodbye CL for a very long time.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago

Given the lack of goal/assist contributions from Stevie, Dele and Lamela, I’m not adverse to keeping him around for another year (at a lower wage, hopefully), but if he really calls it a day after the EUROs, it will tell us what you’ve been telling us most of last season.

Anyway, I see Dier is not even in the 33-man squad Southgate revealed. So his 39 appearances for Spurs this season and the “I feel the criticism has been unjust and the whole team was bad, it’s not my fault” blame shifting didn’t convince the man at all. Good. How he still gets to play for a supposed top 6, let alone top 4 side is beyond me.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

No Winks, Dier or Dele that’s three England careers shot. Tells you something.

Paul Donovan
Paul Donovan
1 year ago

2 of those should never have played for England

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 year ago

We used to supply the England team with so many players under Poch – Kane, Dele, Dier, Winks, Trippier, Walker, Rose – but now our English contingent is decidedly average, apart from Kane.

CBs from Villa, Everton, Wolves and Brighton are selected ahead of our faultless stalwart Dier. Lingard, Bellingham, Mount ahead of Dele, and CMs from Leeds or Soton are preferable to Winks.

The worst thing is you can’t argue with Southgate about these picks. He’s right.

Last edited 1 year ago by CzechSpur
mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 year ago

Yeah it tells me that England now have more chance of success!

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Well, technically he doesn’t play for a top 4 or a top 6 team!

AHC
AHC
1 year ago

One thing l would like to add is when someone says I can’t say nothing about what I’ve decided because it will cause chaos

what has he done caused chaos

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago
Reply to  AHC

And… will it really cause as much chaos as he thinks. Curiosity more than chaos, perhaps.

AHC
AHC
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike J

maybe yes but why not say just say what he has decided rumour always has a greater effect than factual news simply because it is open to interpretation

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago
Reply to  AHC

Yes.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
1 year ago

I reckon he’s going to attempt becoming a pro-golfer.

Mike J
Mike J
1 year ago

Maybe he will cut a light ‘pay me per a game’ deal with Levy, for next year, as he phases himself into the golf courses. That’s IF he doesn’t want to jump straight to the golf courses after the Euros. Many pro footballers like to play at a lighter (or lower level) for a while just because they enjoy the game. Not sure if this applies to Bale still, or whether it’s just the money that speaks to him now. He was supposed to be a Spurs childhood fan – as most his family.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mike J
John
John
1 year ago

He lost interest when he got approx 50 million in the bank, which was quite a while ago. Can’t blame him for picking up silly money each week for keeping fit but it’s very frustrating. Surprisingly, his stats, overall, for us look ok.

Mildred
Mildred
1 year ago

Incredible how our players have largely remained silent with the exception of Rose and now they are arrogantly sending out little messages for us to feast on 🙄
I sense a dose of couldn’t care less what the top man thinks any longer.
Harry did tell us that Jose didn’t baby sit us and expected us to be professional where the gym work was concerned.
Bale obviously didn’t work that bit out though.

Osvaldo
Osvaldo
1 year ago

He allegedly only partakes in two trainning sessions a week and then rules himself out of games if he’s not feeling quite right, so some might say he’s semi-retired already.
Still, 11 premier league goals with an average of 84 mins a goal is not too shabby regardless of opposition and suggests he can still contribute at the top level.

AHC
AHC
1 year ago

Bales interview seemed almost void of any real content, I don’t disagree he could almost do what he wants with the millions he earned and walk away from the game completely

me personally in still think there’s a fantastic footballer there if he has the desire to play

Dino
Dino
1 year ago
Reply to  AHC

Clearly not as motivated as players like Modric, Ramos, Ronaldo etc as those guys continually reinvent themselves to prolong their career… Maybe Bale is feeling the pressure of being unable to perform consistently at the highest level without scrutiny or maybe his body is shot.

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