Let’s sign Gareth Bale

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

  1. Apr 15, 2019

    redshaw Full Member

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    Bale should put his feet up in Madrid and keep taking their money.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    To be honest if he's available I could see woodward trying to make it happen regardless of the managers wishes. He's wanted Bale for years.
  3. Apr 15, 2019

    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    He'd be another Sanchez, but even more expensive
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    No chance. I’d be livid if we signed him.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Don´t see us making these kind of signings under Ole.
    He has stated that the type of signings need to change.
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    No way.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    No. we have enough crocks.
    Don't want an ageing crock who would get only worse. Real is getting rid because he is not worth the salary they are paying him.
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    ravi2 Full Member

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    Usually I'd agree with you but I think the Sanchez fiasco has folks thinking differently these days.
  9. Apr 15, 2019

    Red4Life_#7 Full Member

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    Great player, definitely world class on his day. But injuries + wages are a hugeeee stumbling block. If we can sign him for 30-40m and he would take a huge pay cut, plus we would have to ensure there are playing clauses on the transfer fee + wages.
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    lex talionis Full Member

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    Forget about Bale. If we were one player away from CL glory I'd give Bale some thought, but the squad needs 3-4 players to compete for the PL trophy.

    A shame we didn't sign him when the chance presented itself many years ago, but what's done is done.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Yeah, let's sign someone who's on 600k, chose another club over us, twice, is perma cricket and as is now looking for a last contract to see out his playing career.

    I wouldn't sign him for free.
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    AaronRedDevil Full Member

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    No but you do collect United players.
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    Nuts Full Member

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    Silly to say this without knowing a player’s character or motivation.

    Some of your criteria would have ruled out United signings who went on to have great careers at the club.
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    giorno Full Member

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    I'll take pogba and rashford then thank you very much
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Let’s not.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    The only bit in my post that requires knowledge of his motivation is the bit about why he'd leave. It's not much of a leap, if at all, to say what I did given he very publicly stated his desire to stay at Madrid when linked to us in the past.
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    no, please no
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    SATA Full Member

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    Bizzare bump up. I thought Ed had another briefing to the media again about signing him. Thank god
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    USREDEVIL New Member

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    Awesome player on his day but no thank you maam. That ship has sailed.
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    I'd take him.

    He would be our second best outfield player instantly.
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    I'm sure this is exactly what was said about Sanchez.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We'd be morons to go for him.

    Sanchez and Bale starting wingers for us.. in 2022.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Indeed.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    I think the time to sign him has passed. We need to sign players who are on the cusp of being world class like Sancho/Felix and maybe sign a experienced CB like Koulibaly..
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    You would really think after the Sanchez debacle that people wouldn’t still say things like that.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    I would love to see him go back home to Spurs:nervous: @SquishyMcSquish how do Spurs fans feel about the potential of something like that?

    I feel his confidence would go up as well as taking Spurs up another level. That season he had at Spurs was incredible.
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    ravi2 Full Member

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    People are crazy
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    SecondFig Full Member

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    100% - I'd have happily taken him a couple of years ago. But now, I think it's be an absolute disaster.
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    Negan New Member

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    It would be the most Woodward thing ever to be chasing Gareth fecking Bale all summer while our rivals snap up the likes of Neves, Sancho and Koulibaly.
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    Stacks Full Member

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    Hasn't he been Shite this season?
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    Jacob Full Member

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    30m and 200k pw max... Or pay as you play. It would equate to 400k per appearance if you assume 25 games ish.
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    Raw Full Member

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    No no no no no no aaaaand no.

    Avoid these kinds of signings. Players who are in their later years and want one last big pay day, feck right off with that.
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    An Irish Red New Member

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    His pace was one of his strongest assets and that'll be declining soon, if it hasn't already; he's always injured, he's rejected us before, and he'd want extortionate wages.

    It would be a really stupid signing. The Bale that left Tottenham would be an amazing signing but he's finished now.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Hell no. Bale is a crock and a crook.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    Problem is his wages, and it's simply too big a stumbling block. There's no way we would pay near what he's on at the moment and it's naive as hell to imagine he will take a massive pay cut to come here.

    On that basis it's a non starter unfortunately. I loved him at Spurs and do believe that he would still be brilliant for us (if he stayed fit) but it simply won't happen.
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    SSSSnake Full Member

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    I heard he's a bit of a prick in real life. Wouldn't want him anywhere near our squad. Overrated, too injury prone and a bit of a diva. We want the Sancho's and De Jong's please.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Would it?
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    ExecutionerWasp001 Full Member

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    I think both DDG & Pogba are off in the summer if we don't have CL. Have a horrible feeling that Real will stitch us up & get us to do a player swap. Pogba & DDG for Courtois & Bale. When you also consider how crap we are in our transfer dealings i wouldn't put it past Real to get a few million of Woody too.
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    lsd Full Member

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    Courtois is not coming back to England in a million years
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    I think this ship has well and truly sailed, especially now Mourinho has gone.