Bale Set For Spurs Stay After Barca Baulk At £40m Asking Price

By on April 23, 2012

With the summer transfer window fast approaching, we’ll aim to keep you up-to-date on all the latest gossip involving Tottenham Hotspur. Today’s sees Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Barcelona hit a stumbling block.

Gareth Bale

Barcelona are set to miss out on top target Gareth Bale after refusing to meet Tottenham’s valuation of the player, according to the Daily Mail.

The Telegraph claimed over the weekend that Barca had made Bale their top summer transfer target and would test Tottenham’s resolve by making their interest official in the summer.

However, the Mail are reporting today that the Catalans will refuse to bid higher than €20m (£16.5m) for the Welsh winger, which is well short of the £40m that would be required for Daniel Levy to even entertain selling his prized asset. Pep Guardiola has short listed Valencia left back Jordi Alba as an alternative, as the Spaniard would cost a far more reasonable £10.5m.

The report also suggests that AC Milan are monitoring Bale’s situation but with Barca out the picture, it’s likely the 22-year-old will remain at White Hart Lane for at least another season.

Barca are always looking to under-pay for their targets but Daniel Levy is not one to be messed with when it comes to transfers. He will laugh at them if they come in with a bid of £16.5m, that’s for sure. The only way i can see Bale leaving Spurs this summer is if Real Madrid enter the picture and are willing to pay big money, or if Harry leaves, Tottenham miss out on the top four and players like Modric and VDV decide it’s time to jump ship.

Will Bale still be at Tottenham next season? Get involved in the comments section….

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5 Comments

  1. Sid

    April 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The correct word is “baulk”

  2. james

    April 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Bale is valued at more than £50 million not £30 million while VDV has already said he will stay even if we dont get CL football next season, only the money grabbing croat will leave and after the way he’s been playing i say great!

    • Archer

      April 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      How is Bale valued at more than 50mil or even 30mil for that matter? He’s scored a whopping 8 goals in the pl and has 9 assists – big whoop! If he was good enough to warrant that sort of price he’d be hauling us out of our ridiculous slump and maybe, just maybe he’d be able to use his right foot!

      • Mr X

        April 23, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        Yeah even Walcott has done better than him.

      • Gareth

        April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        well on the basis that £35m gets you Carroll and £50m gets you Torres, I would say £40m is a snip – even by his half season performance.

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