Real Madrid 'offer Gareth Bale back to Tottenham in £10m loan'

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The £250,000 of his wages they want us to pay is the stumbling block. Assuming Poch wants him that is.
It could be doable. £10m loan fee + the £250K weekly is relative peanuts to get our hands on such a wonderful player, a player who could push Spurs on to greater things. A one season loan would presumably work out at around £19m.
 

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How long left on his contract at Madrid?

£250k a week is £13m a year.
£10m loan fee + £13m is £23m in a year for a player we would have no rights over.
 
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Depends on his fitness going forward.
I’m not for going back.
So over to the Pochettino management group!
Bang on. A fully fit Bale would be a dream. I think this fits in with Poch’s recent comments. Along the lines of we have to approach things differently if we want to progress. I took this to partly mean to buy successful players with experience but lose out on resale. Not the current Levy model but we need to buy winners.
 

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Bale is a great example in so many ways - no-one expected him to become the most expensive player when he was playing the Jonah at LB for us, yet a few years on and suddenly an astronomical offer comes in and once you've been placed in that bracket you apparently don't go back.

Why do footballers think that they deserve to earn bigger and bigger wages? Do we often hear of players who will accept a reduced wage to move for more football at that level anymore? I mean, it must happen, there's only about six clubs in the whole world who can justifiably pay any one individual more than maybe £200k per whatever.

I always had Bale down as a lad who enjoyed his football enough that, when push came to shove, he would probably have made enough millions to be incredibly comfortable and would be happy to acknowledge he would be taking a pay cut once his Madrid days were over, but it seems agents have eradicated any option for a player to make that decision because, dammit, they want their cut.

Is it just the agents though? Do wages affect the wedge an agent gets or just the transfer fee? I get players need to preserve their value as best they can and wring every penny out of their relatively short careers, it just seems we're in an era where money can only go up, prices can only increase and funds need to be even more bottomless than before. Not just in football, generally.
 

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How long left on his contract at Madrid?

£250k a week is £13m a year.
£10m loan fee + £13m is £23m in a year for a player we would have no rights over.
We are currently around £150-180m wages with a revenue that can support around £250m. If ever there was a time we could afford such an outlay it's in the next year or two.

It's not like you get nothing either. You get a world superstar footballer that will bring in serious commerical income even on loan, a player that if is fit and happy (probably the biggest question mark) can win us big games. He owned the CL final a year ago.

On a permanent I could never see us signing him. Loan sounds like something we may explore. He has to end up somewhere.
 

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There could be some truth in it. RM look like they are keen to get him out if there and they usually get what they want. We would be mad not to consider it, but you just wonder what effect it might have on squad harmony when Billy Big Bollocks walks through the door and expects to be number one again.
 

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Depends on his fitness going forward.
I’m not for going back.
So over to the Pochettino management group!
His injury history is why a loan would be the only way I'd want him back. If he falls to bits Madrid can have him back. Would be quite a crowd pleaser of a deal although I think we're more likely to go for youngsters like Sessegnon.
 

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You'd imagine he'd been keen to prove Zidane wrong so Utd could be out due to Europa League football. Chelsea potential transfer ban. Can't see City or Pool looking at him. Juve probably not with Ronaldo there. Bayern - maybe, but they are probably busy screwing over their competitors. Barca and Atleti no way.

Doesn't leave much behind except us and maybe PSG.

Coming back to a club you were incredibly happy at, now with world class facilities and competing in the CL final, pretty good option if you ask me. I bet Levy is looking at it seriously.
Yes, agree that I can't see City nor Pool go after him. And Ronaldo and Bale apparently weren't the best of friends so that leaves Juve out. Man Utd could show interest, as would Bayern and PSG. Milan and Inter may put in a bid as well.
But, from a Spurs point of view - and if Pochettino is keen on bringing Bale back - then the less suitors who're after him, the better for Spurs.
 
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Would love the deal to happen. Just for a season or two. Not going to happen though.

Financially not a deal we would want to touch and I am not sure Poch would want him?
 

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The season has been finished for 2 days and we've entered silly season already...I love it.

Fuck yeah, I'd take Bale back in a heartbeat, will it happen...probably not but fuck it, to dare is to do
 

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How long left on his contract at Madrid?

£250k a week is £13m a year.
£10m loan fee + £13m is £23m in a year for a player we would have no rights over.
Normally, when buying a player of his quality one is looking at a transfer fee or around £70-80M and normally a player signs a 4 years contract, which would work out to be around £17-20M per season just for the transfer fee - without the added salaries and agent fees and what not... And should he get seriously injured, well, Spurs are still stuck with him for 4 seasons. He will not come on a pay-as-you-play contract, that's for sure.
So, now, if doesn't manage life in the EPL fitness wise Spurs can send him back to Real M. after one season.
But his fitness is a huge question mark really. Real M. is known to run their players to the ground - and pay them top money for it.
However, I am not just concerned about his physical fitness but also about his state of mind. After winning all there is in football, and living under the immense pressure a Real M. star does, will be still be very motivated and hungry for more if he returned to Spurs...
So IF Spurs are keen on bringing him back the a loan deal would be the best option.
 

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This kind of loan deal is the only way a move for Bale would make sense.

Real are clearly keen to get rid, and it’s unlikely he’s the kind of signing United would be looking to make after the Sanchez debacle.

I would be in favour of it.
 

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Bale is a great example in so many ways - no-one expected him to become the most expensive player when he was playing the Jonah at LB for us, yet a few years on and suddenly an astronomical offer comes in and once you've been placed in that bracket you apparently don't go back.

Why do footballers think that they deserve to earn bigger and bigger wages? Do we often hear of players who will accept a reduced wage to move for more football at that level anymore? I mean, it must happen, there's only about six clubs in the whole world who can justifiably pay any one individual more than maybe £200k per whatever.

I always had Bale down as a lad who enjoyed his football enough that, when push came to shove, he would probably have made enough millions to be incredibly comfortable and would be happy to acknowledge he would be taking a pay cut once his Madrid days were over, but it seems agents have eradicated any option for a player to make that decision because, dammit, they want their cut.

Is it just the agents though? Do wages affect the wedge an agent gets or just the transfer fee? I get players need to preserve their value as best they can and wring every penny out of their relatively short careers, it just seems we're in an era where money can only go up, prices can only increase and funds need to be even more bottomless than before. Not just in football, generally.
totally agree and as weve seen a thousand times before, once the Agents get hold of them their principles go out of the window. Something about the way he left left a bitter taste in the mouth so good for him if he genuinely dreamt of playing for Real but given the apparent harmony in our squad i dont think hes a risk worth taking.
 

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Here we go
here we go
here we go

Mail via Sun.

Might consider it if Real M.
pay all his wages.

Nope not even then.

A failed Billy Big bollocks
is just what we need.
 

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Normally, when buying a player of his quality one is looking at a transfer fee or around £70-80M and normally a player signs a 4 years contract, which would work out to be around £17-20M per season just for the transfer fee - without the added salaries and agent fees and what not... And should he get seriously injured, well, Spurs are still stuck with him for 4 seasons. He will not come on a pay-as-you-play contract, that's for sure.
So, now, if doesn't manage life in the EPL fitness wise Spurs can send him back to Real M. after one season.
But his fitness is a huge question mark really. Real M. is known to run their players to the ground - and pay them top money for it.
However, I am not just concerned about his physical fitness but also about his state of mind. After winning all there is in football, and living under the immense pressure a Real M. star does, will be still be very motivated and hungry for more if he returned to Spurs...
So IF Spurs are keen on bringing him back the a loan deal would be the best option.
You're looking at it as if we would give him a 4 year contract and not renew it.
We would sell or renew players contacts to increase a chance of a return on the investment.
Our business model has always been to buy young, develop, sell, reinvest and improve.
This has, IMO, run its course and become redundant. We now need to succeed, use the earnings from that success and invest again to continue. We can't sell anymore. We have mostly a squad of players that want to be here for once.

As for Bale, I would think coming "home" to a new stadium and a far better team than he left, would be motivation enough.
If we don't win in the final, he can be given the task of taking us that extra yard. That's motivation.


Personally, I can't see it happening. I can see a money club giving him somewhere near what he and Madrid wants.
 
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