Let’s sign Gareth Bale

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Rhyme Animal, May 26, 2018.

  1. Jul 19, 2018

    Stubble New Member

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    Like others have said our preoccupation with 'Galactico' type signings shouldn't dominate or even sidetrack our transfer policy. If a player has 100% indicated they want to come thats fine and dandy but wasting time on the Bales and Greizmanns of this world who flip and flop using us as a fall back if they dont get what they want elsewhere is just plain stupid. Players are just using us to improve their wages or contracts elsewhere.It happens every season and we just don't seem to learn. In the meantime we are no doubt missing out on perfectly adequate more attainable targets being snapped up by rivals.
  2. Jul 19, 2018

    WelshManc Full Member

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    The last part is obvious, of course we're gonna look elsewhere, or at least should, can't deal with Mata out there again.
  3. Jul 19, 2018

    Stubble New Member

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    I think Ed is a lot like Trump - i.e. A businessman first and foremost. Therefore the prospect of pulling off a 'big deal' each window will always be top of the list whether it is in our best interests or not..
  4. Jul 19, 2018

    Colombian Mancunian New Member

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    Griezmann would be a United player if Atletico didn’t had the transfer ban. Now the ship has sailed, we bought Sanchez (similar player, actually more suited for a winger role), while Griezmann won EL with Atletico, which was enough to convince him to stay and try to win more silverware with them.
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    Stubble New Member

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    Quote : Griezmann would be a United player if Atletico didn’t had the transfer ban. Now the ship has sailed, we bought Sanchez (similar player, actually more suited for a winger role), while Griezmann won EL with Atletico, which was enough to convince him to stay and try to win more silverware with them.

    Didn't he say he didn't like the weather ... i'm not sure he was ever committed to coming here... the transfer ban was just a convenient excuse.
  6. Jul 19, 2018

    Johannes Martinus New Member

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    This maybe true but thats silly in reference to Bale. If he's healthy for %75 of the campaign he almost automatically ensures we will compete for both the premiership and cl.
  7. Jul 22, 2018

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I heard from a friend of a friend of Bale's (Wales is a small place) that he’s keen on a move, and that United have lodged a bid, but it all depends on whether the new manager sees Bale as integral to them now, or just another player. Take it with a pinch of salt, I did - it was at a BBQ :) - or ignore it altogether, but there it is.
  8. Jul 22, 2018

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    It was reported last week that he'd met with Lopetegui and he'd been given reassurances over his starting position. I'd be surprised if we signed Bale, no transfer as big as Bale could go under the radar.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    This seems legit.
  11. Jul 22, 2018

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Is your friend the kohler guy in disguise?
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Lol, I know I know!
  13. Jul 22, 2018

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I’ve no idea what you’re on about. :confused: The friend of Bale's is a CEO of a Sports company.
  14. Jul 22, 2018

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I think you’re right sadly. We’ve got unlucky with Zidane going here, like we did with Griezmann and the transfer ban - just can’t catch a break with these big marquee signings!
  15. Jul 22, 2018

    Reynoldo Full Member

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    I’ll take a random BBQ transfer story at this stage
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Yeah we have been a bit unlucky really, Bale is the really big miss for me though, he'd be such an immense signing and I just couldn't think of a better fit for a Mourinho right winger.
  17. Jul 22, 2018

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Absolutely
  18. Jul 22, 2018

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Yeah, I know it sounds dodgy as, hence the caveat and the offer to ignore!
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    It's a supposed ITK from reddit who announced our partnership with Kohler before the official channels (or were there two of them?)
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    Ivor Ballokov Full Member

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    I'm in Wales too, haven't heard anything though.
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    You're obviously not going to the right BBQs :lol:
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    Ivor Ballokov Full Member

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    :lol: I'm a vegetarian so you're probably right about that.
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    There were two of them and so far the only thing they've got right is the Kohler thing. I think everyone was so desperate for transfer news people just sorta accepted them.
  25. Jul 22, 2018

    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    He is certainly the kohler guy then :P
  26. Jul 22, 2018

    NJM78 Full Member

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    Can’t wait for Bale to retire so the muppetry can finally stop.
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    RoyH1 Full Member

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    You’re forgetting the possibility of a Sun exclusive story around let’s say 2023/
    “Gareth Bale to come of retirement to play for United shocker”
  28. Jul 22, 2018

    Thelyonking1 New Member

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    This made me laugh out loud . I feel ya buddy , I feel ya
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    Nick. Full Member

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    I don't think that has anything to do with us and from the article it sounds like it was his fiance who postponed it not Bale. It's funny how they phrase it as having been called off when the article indicates it has been postponed to 2019, which are two different things.

    I have a feeling if we got Bale it could be at the expense of a left-back or centre-back based on the financial investment of this player. Not to mention there is not much time left in the window.
  31. Jul 22, 2018

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    We've found Redcafe's new ITK!

    All hail king Sparky.

    So if I'm interpreting your posts correctly, Bale is definitely joining us, correct?
  32. Jul 23, 2018

    Berbasbullet Full Member

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    Right I’ll probably get called a liar and I am not itk either.

    However I spoke to someone I work with, he has huge connections and he met Bale last week, and confirmed that he is talking with United.

    But his preference is to stay in Madrid.

    The source is a genuine person with huge connections who used to work in football. So he is not a nobody.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    The whole world knows that Bale wants to stay at Real Madrid and after Ronaldo leaving, Bale is going nowhere.

    We (club officials) need to stop fecking wasting time chasing dreams.
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    Dolf Full Member

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    How come 2 people on the caf know more about Bale than the press :lol:
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    Berbasbullet Full Member

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    Quite funny isn’t it. To be fair I think it’s kinda what’s been reported, it makes sense to hedge your bets from Bales point of view.

    Ideally he would stay but he is however in talks with United if Madrid want to sell. So ball is firmly in Madrid’s court.
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    stepic Full Member

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    nothing new here. Bale wanting to stay in Madrid is clear, everyone knows this. however he wants to play, hence the post CL interview speech. it stands to reason that if is to leave Madrid, there are a very small number of teams he could go to, so of course he would be having his people talk to those relevant teams.

    Madrid aren't going to let him and Ronaldo go in one summer though. i'm guessing they will just tell him what he wants to hear.
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    Figgins New Member

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    On my travels to the Indian Ocean this is what a writer for the local United Mag told me.

    He was advised to prepare an article for the transfer of Bale which was 90% done. It concerned me that he was preparing the article rather than an article translated from English to the local langauge for United. I'm not sure what the relationship is between the local Mag and United.

    This isn't me winding everyone up, i'm not saying a deal is 90% done, it's just hearsay (which could be local bravado) and should be read as that.

    On a personal note, it's gone quiet after the alleged "meeting".
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Too many people are basing their scepticism on the assumption that Real won’t seek Bale having already sold Ronaldo. There is absolutely no basis for this assumption.
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    would you like that medium or well done? :D
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