Man Utd Make Contact With Tottenham Over Gareth Bale

By on March 15, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Manchester United are linked with Gareth Bale.

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Manchester United have made contact with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential move for Gareth Bale but have been told it will take £70m to land the winger, according to the Express.

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The Welshman is enjoying a stunning season that’s seen him score 16 goals in 25 Premier League games to help guide Spurs into third position in the table as well as qualify for the last eight of the Europa League.

However, his form has simply fuelled speculation that he could be set to leave White Hart Lane this summer and the Express suggests league leaders Manchester United are one of several big European clubs interested.

The report claims that United have now made contact with Spurs over a potential move for Bale with chief executive David Gill understood to have approached Daniel Levy over the 23-year-old’s availability. However, the United supremo is believed to have been left stunned when the Spurs chairman said it would take a bid of £70m to land their prized asset.

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The newspaper claims the north Londoners will try to persuade the former Southampton youngster that his future is at White Hart Lane by offering him a new five-year contract that would see him double his wages to around £150,000-a-week, and while Bale is open to the idea of staying at Spurs as long as they qualify for the Champions League next season, the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and United may be ready to pounce if Spurs miss out although they may expect Levy to back down on his valuation.

Do you think Bale is worth £70m? Would United fans buy him for that? Get involved in the comments section below.

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8 Comments

  1. SP

    March 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    So.
    Note to media – Spurs fans are getting sicker and sicker at being treated like an insignificant little club just because we aren’t being back-rolled by an oil baron or run on massive debts. We have ‘only’ made ourselves a force by running within our means and not getting into debt – how dare we.

    • giggs11

      March 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      U R

  2. RhinoNeal

    March 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Don’t think Levy would sell him to another Premier side as that would be really pointless. Why would we want to make another Premier side even stronger and would be a bit like giving them a two goal start plus disheartening the Spurs fans. Levy has some catching up to do with his miserable transfer windows and he needs to buy two strikers and that was evident in the Inter Milan game last night.

  3. cartel

    March 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    does anyone really think debt riddled Manchester united can afford 70 mil on 1 player…of course they cant.
    Theres is a handful of clubs owned by billionaires and real madrid who could afford him.

    • CP

      March 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      United have a cash fund of over £100m, they can easily afford bale. And SP are you trying to imply there that man Utd don’t run within their means?

      • cartel

        March 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        Man united have not got the funds or willingness to spend a massive 70 million on ONE player.
        That is never gonna happen

      • Tony

        March 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        The £100m cash pile you mention was down from the usual £150m that Utd normally report in July. It also includes some of the season ticket money, that major clubs use as working capital during the season. It will also include significant funds to repay the £45m a year that your debt takes to service. In addition Utd would have literally banked on going further in the Champions League. You also need to remember that the £500m bond that Utd took out had a clear commitment in it’s prospectus- namely that Utd would make a clear profit in 5 of the 7 years of the bond. Therefore transfer splurges are unlikely.

  4. Bogdan

    March 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    nope. We can get Ronaldo back for that kind of money

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