Gareth Bale is signaling he wants to leave Real

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You get the feeling a lot of people need to see him flop here just to get the whole Bale thing out of their system
 

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You get the feeling a lot of people need to see him flop here just to get the whole Bale thing out of their system
It’s a thing our club would do, he is crocked lost a bit of quality/pace and we would give him Sanchez wages
 

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It’s a thing our club would do, he is crocked lost a bit of quality/pace and we would give him Sanchez wages
I think there has been a change of strategy since Ole arrived so it is probably something our club wouldn’t do now but might have a couple of years ago.
 

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If we sign bale we have learned nothing about expensive short term fixes.

Try and get 1 player in Jan to improve out attacking options then about 3 more next summer to sort out the other squad issues.
 

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The only way I would take Bale is on loan for the rest of the season with Madrid subsidising some of his wages while he was here.
 

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Not anymore.
Hopefully not. I’m all for signing young players who are good enough. I’ve hated this bringing on Greenwood at 18 not with no pressure with expectations of scoring as we have needed it.

I’m all good for signing experienced players but not a crock who would cost a fortune in wages and be well past his best.
 

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I rate Bale a lot, but i hope we don't go for him. If we finished 5 points behind leaders last season then I'd say let's get him and go for title.
 

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We have a proper culture in place at our club currently that is bringing the best out of average skilled players. Bale is missing a home and a group of lads to give him purpose.
If we can get him on loan it would give us a low risk option of having a quality player on the pitch.
Having said that, he doesn’t really fit anywhere unless we drop James or Marcus. Which, let’s be honest, we learned our mistake with Sanchez.
 

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We have a proper culture in place at our club currently that is bringing the best out of average skilled players. Bale is missing a home and a group of lads to give him purpose.
If we can get him on loan it would give us a low risk option of having a quality player on the pitch.
Having said that, he doesn’t really fit anywhere unless we drop James or Marcus. Which, let’s be honest, we learned our mistake with Sanchez.
Interesting thought there in bold. Certainly for an older British player there could be some appeal in being role model for a younger batch that he can culturally connect better with. Considering Bale's preferred position is central, I would be quite okay with the following for most of what's left in the season*:

-----------Martial
-------------Bale
James ------------------Rashford
-----Garner---McSauce
Williams-Axel-Maguire-AWB
---------------DDG


*I've left Pogba out with a Jan transfer not out of the question
 

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We have a proper culture in place at our club currently that is bringing the best out of average skilled players. Bale is missing a home and a group of lads to give him purpose.
If we can get him on loan it would give us a low risk option of having a quality player on the pitch.
Having said that, he doesn’t really fit anywhere unless we drop James or Marcus. Which, let’s be honest, we learned our mistake with Sanchez.
To be fair - Jose bought Sanchez purposely to get Martial out of the club & that was obvious with all the times we needed a RW & Sanchez never played there even when on form.

Bale however is the LW, the CF and the RW (possibly even CAM like Wales) all in one if we can get him on loan for a club that severely lack players in multiple positions.
 

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Hopefully not. I’m all for signing young players who are good enough. I’ve hated this bringing on Greenwood at 18 not with no pressure with expectations of scoring as we have needed it.

I’m all good for signing experienced players but not a crock who would cost a fortune in wages and be well past his best.
Definitely looks like the club has learned by previous and that's great. You obviously need a combination but it's exciting going for younger players.
 

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Interesting thought there in bold. Certainly for an older British player there could be some appeal in being role model for a younger batch that he can culturally connect better with. Considering Bale's preferred position is central, I would be quite okay with the following for most of what's left in the season*:

-----------Martial
-------------Bale
James ------------------Rashford
-----Garner---McSauce
Williams-Axel-Maguire-AWB
---------------DDG


*I've left Pogba out with a Jan transfer not out of the question
4 forwards, Rash on the right and McT and Garner in a midfield 2...that's just insane! Not sure you're serious.
 

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4 forwards, Rash on the right and McT and Garner in a midfield 2...that's just insane! Not sure you're serious.
Well, we already play that way, Mata versus Bale as a no.10 is not a big difference in midfield support!
 

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I'd rather have Bale come in January over Zlatan.

we are desperate for a left footed goal threat.
 

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It is a mockery of the press for these past weeks, which indirectly attacks the club and the fans.

This last month: he went with Wales, he was injured, he prevented the club from reporting his injury, he went on a trip to London, the press crushed him(in an exaggerated way, which caused the reaction of many fans against the press), and in the last game at home, with some intense final minutes, with Madrid trying to avoid a draw he left the stadium in the 85th minute. He is fit again, returns with Wales. That is his contribution in the last month.

Now I would bet on contracture, one week off + interview with some peculiar statement.
At this point I don´t give a feck about Bale, It doesn´t surprise me at all.

If he wants to stay fulfilling the contract and being a substitute for Rodrygo for me there is no problem.
 

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He mentions golf in every interview with the Spanish press just to wind them up now anyway.
I'm not sure he's even trying to fix things there. That's why I'm not sure if he'd be a success here. He'd have to actually work here and I doubt he'd be bothered.
 

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It is a mockery of the press for these past weeks, which indirectly attacks the club and the fans.

This last month: he went with Wales, he was injured, he prevented the club from reporting his injury, he went on a trip to London, the press crushed him(in an exaggerated way, which caused the reaction of many fans against the press), and in the last game at home, with some intense final minutes, with Madrid trying to avoid a draw he left the stadium in the 85th minute. He is fit again, returns with Wales. That is his contribution in the last month.

Now I would bet on contracture, one week off + interview with some peculiar statement.
At this point I don´t give a feck about Bale, It doesn´t surprise me at all.

If he wants to stay fulfilling the contract and being a substitute for Rodrygo for me there is no problem.
The poor suffering boy. He definitely has fallen out of love with football. Maybe he can end his career at Cardiff, his boyhood love.

Enslaved to Madrid for the next few years. How long's his contract got left?
 

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Great News, if Gareth Bale agreed join Man Utd, i think he can be the legend in Old Trafford
 

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The poor suffering boy. He definitely has fallen out of love with football. Maybe he can end his career at Cardiff, his boyhood love.

Enslaved to Madrid for the next few years. How long's his contract got left?
Until 2022! but it seems impossible to endure two more years like this.
Hopefully Rodrygo will give compelling reasons to sit him. Maybe some, and I guess that the bench will encourage him to find another team
 

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We should try and get a loan until the end of the season with Madrid paying half or more of his wages. Him and Greenwood can share the RW, mata is finished. Put a 30m clause in the contract too, he isn't worth more than that atm with his high wages.
 

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To be fair the phrase on the flag was coined by Predrag Mijatovic who said that about Bale and then in the same sentence basically admitted that he doesn't really know him. The Welsh fans have adopted it and are giving it back to Madrid with tongues firmly in cheek and there is nothing wrong with Bale enjoying the joke, it is what the Spanish press says about him anyway so he is having fun with it. I don't know if the Spanish have a good sense of humor but frankly they shouldn't dish it out if they can't take it.