Why Would Tottenham Gamble On Gareth Bale?
This is a reaction to today’s Bale news. Sergio Reguilon talk will come tomorrow. As always, my column is here.
Tottenham Hotspurs have swooped in ceremoniously, somewhat late to the game — but early enough yesterday — to showcase their proposal to Real Madrid to take on Sergio Reguilon by accepting a buy-back clause that Manchester United wouldn’t agree to. United watched as Tottenham descended from their throne and air-dropped themselves into negotiations. United lost leverage. Daniel Levy, Tottenham chairman, then dangled some low-hanging fruit in front of Florentino Perez, whispering: ‘Give us Bale too’. Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho, in today’s press conference, said that he was the main man responsible for Gareth Bale showing up at Real Madrid after he left the club, stating: “The president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club. There’s no secret to that. Even Gareth knows that.” Mourinho closed by saying “But I’m not going to speak about him anymore because he is a Real Madrid player.”
Of course, Jose Mourinho and Gareth Bale never got to work together, and that they will get to now, some seven years later and well past both of their peaks, seems like a reach from Tottenham — a reach that most Real Madrid fans will take without much hassle.
But it is an intriguing gamble to take from Spurs. It is not an easy task to resuscitate the apathetic corpse of Gareth Bale, one that has disintegrated from high-flying ...
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