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

dagraham

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Because he can't find a team who will pay his wage, he's wanted to leave since the previous season where him and Zidane fell out particularly since he left him out of the CL final.
I’d love him back, but maybe if he’s that unhappy he should accept a pay cut. I’m sure him and his family could survive on 200k a week.
 

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WhiteHeartLowe

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#85
Tiger Woods earned $43m in
2018

In 2017, Brittany Spears raked in $56m

Football players on that kind of money are the very best of their industry.
The above are nowhere near that.
sure I know all that, Im just thinking how long it takes me to earn one tenth of that, (and of course, I am the very best in my industry too!;))
 

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I think Bale has a lot left to prove in his career, despite the medals he's won at Madrid. He obviously saw himself as the next Ronaldo but ended up being second fiddle (if that) to the real thing. Unappreciated by the Madrid crowd/press. All those European Cups will be remembered as Ronaldo's. He was just one of the other guys who played. And probably rightly so.

If he was desperate to return to us to show he could be the catalyst that he never quite was at Madrid, then fine. And that's really the kind of move he should be looking for if he cares about how he'll be remembered. Not necessarily to us but to a club where he could make the difference between also-rans and CL winners. So PSG, Bayern, United and Chelsea come to mind.

If he went to the first two and helped them to the CL that would be a solid achievement. If he pushed United or Chelsea to the league title/CL semis or final in a couple of seasons that would be something. But I suspect he'll go with the best offer financially regardless of the league or the challenge.

Bottom line; if the best English clubs aren't interested - and they won't be - neither should we.
 

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Injury history (number of games missed):

9-10 (Spurs) - 5
10-11 (Spurs) - 9
11-12 (Spurs) - 1
12-13 (Spurs) - 6
13-14 (Spurs & RM) - 5
14-15 (RM) - 3
15-16 (RM) - 15
16-17 (RM) - 29
17-18 (RM) - 14
18-19 (RM) - 9

Last four seasons don't look too good, do they?

Source: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/gareth-bale/verletzungen/spieler/39381
If you look at the number of games played by Toby/Jan/Rose/Lamela/Kane and Winks, those stats don't look great, either. We all know that Bale has a fair share of injuries, but his abilities as a footballer would be a great asset to Spurs (if it ever happens).
 

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Yes plus Ed Sheeran quoted as an example . All these are solo stars , not part of 25 man squads
Not all of the 25 men earn hundreds of thousands a week.

Fact of the matter is, football generates huge amounts of money world wide. Where would you rather see that money go?
Before this was ever an argument, when footballers earned normal salaries, people used musicians as their point of reference.
Ed Sheeran got £39m and, despite being nonplussed about him as a talent, I'd rather he got it than someone in the background like a promoter.
Same as footballers. 90k people a week go to see Barcelona play because they're the best team in Spain, have the best player ever and a number of other top players.
I'd rather see Messi get $500k a week than whoever the chairman of Barcelona is and his board members.
I'd rather our players earned more than Daniel Levy.

The other option, to stop the transfer fees and huge wages, is to cap what clubs can earn, what TV and sponsors can pay, what merchandise can cost, how much tickets cost. Until that happens, the money generated is going to go up and so are the salaries of the star players, the crowd pleasers, the golden nuggets.

I could be the very very very best at what I do, but I'm never going to earn much over a low 6 figure salary because my industry, my company, doesn't generate billions.
 

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Not all of the 25 men earn hundreds of thousands a week.

Fact of the matter is, football generates huge amounts of money world wide. Where would you rather see that money go?
Before this was ever an argument, when footballers earned normal salaries, people used musicians as their point of reference.
Ed Sheeran got £39m and, despite being nonplussed about him as a talent, I'd rather he got it than someone in the background like a promoter.
Same as footballers. 90k people a week go to see Barcelona play because they're the best team in Spain, have the best player ever and a number of other top players.
I'd rather see Messi get $500k a week than whoever the chairman of Barcelona is and his board members.
I'd rather our players earned more than Daniel Levy.

The other option, to stop the transfer fees and huge wages, is to cap what clubs can earn, what TV and sponsors can pay, what merchandise can cost, how much tickets cost. Until that happens, the money generated is going to go up and so are the salaries of the star players, the crowd pleasers, the golden nuggets.

I could be the very very very best at what I do, but I'm never going to earn much over a low 6 figure salary because my industry, my company, doesn't generate billions.
I catch your drift but it's all a nonsense
Ed Sheeran is lucky not to be out of work
and busking up the West End.

I'd vote for the highlighted bit.

Some of the generators of this financial hype
like Abramovich are crooks
or billionaires riding roughshod over their subjects
and put a lot more in than they take out.

Sky is a total rip off.
Some of the golden Nuggets are gilded stones
fans are the least considered
the whole edifice is a hollow sham
built on ill gotten money for the most part.

It cannot be justified in any way
and the monster will consume itself
at any time.
 

TottenhamMattSpur

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I catch your drift but it's all a nonsense
Ed Sheeran is lucky not to be out of work
and busking up the West End.

I'd vote for the highlighted bit.

Some of the generators of this financial hype
like Abramovich are crooks
or billionaires riding roughshod over their subjects
and put a lot more in than they take out.

Sky is a total rip off.
Some of the golden Nuggets are gilded stones
fans are the least considered
the whole edifice is a hollow sham
built on ill gotten money for the most part.

It cannot be justified in any way
and the monster will consume itself
at any time.
I pay £1,200 a year for a season ticket
£1,200 a year for Sky
That's just the basic. Add in additional games, a replica shirt, travel etc it's very expensive.
The only shining light is that a fair old chunk of that has gone to building the stadium and paying Harry to stay.
 

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Because he can't find a team who will pay his wage, he's wanted to leave since the previous season where him and Zidane fell out particularly since he left him out of the CL final.
No he never wanted to leave. RM now couldn't give him away. Having won all major trophies, he no longer has the hunger. Much as we would love to see him again at the Lane, he would not want to do double, triple sessions under Poch.
 

Yakflange

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If you look at the number of games played by Toby/Jan/Rose/Lamela/Kane and Winks, those stats don't look great, either. We all know that Bale has a fair share of injuries, but his abilities as a footballer would be a great asset to Spurs (if it ever happens).
The difference with Bale is that - with the exception of Lamela - his injury record is worse than all those, he's older than most of them, and we're taking a risk on bringing him in. The other players we already own, so it's not comparing like for like - if we were to buy/loan them now you'd definitely take their injury history into account.
 
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