There are only 2 clubs in England that Bale wouldn't instantly improve. We are not one of them. I think fans have a huge tendency to pigeonhole players these days. Above 27? Too old. Had injuries? Finished. In this case there is also a common assumption that Bale has lost his hunger. Based on what exactly? He turned us down twice they say. The sheer nerve of a player who is stacking up piles of Euros and CL winners medals not wanting to leave that! He's not for us. We only want players that will crawl to Manchester. Seriously..... Frankly I find it staggering that so many are against this given what we have available to us. Taking a punt on Bale (if you see it that way) has to be better than another season of Mata and Lingard playing out of position, because that's what we have. City and Liverpool are off in the distance. If any of our other rivals sign Bale and he plays to his ability, then they finish above us. It's that simple. We've been burnt by Sanchez and its affecting peoples judgement. This one would be worth the risk. If we can get this guy on loan for a reasonable fee, it's an absolute no-brainer.