Bartomeu – We Wont Break The Bank For Van Persie or Bale
European giants Barcelona wont be breaking the bank to land Arsenal striker Robin van Persie or Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale in the summer, according to ESPN
Barcelona wont be breaking the bank to land North London pair Robin van Persie or Gareth Bale in the summer, according to ESPN.
The report claims that while van Persie and Bale have been linked with moves in the summer, neither Arsenal or Tottenham will let their player leave without a fight.
Arsenal’s situation with van Persie could be the most intriguing given that the striker will only have one year left on his contract come the summer and with the club struggling to compete for trophies once-again this season, the Dutchman may decide it’s time to move on.
However, the European Champions have no intention in spending over the odds to land their targets this summer, and when asked about their interest in Van Persie and Bale, Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu is quoted by ESPN as saying:
“Those players are very good, but we always need common sense in any negotiations. We will not enter the madness market but it is impossible for Barcelona to pay 40 or 50 million Euros for any player.
“This is a decision of the club. We can’t fight against every club. But we have an advantage in that players want to come and play for Barcelona.”