For someone who isn’t up to speed with the ins and outs of the football transfer market one story dominates the headlines – Real Madrid would like to purchase 2013 PFA player of the year Gareth Bale and they are willing to splash out £100 million.
Tottenham are reluctant to do away with their prized asset. If they want to continue to fight for Champions League football selling the Welsh maestro would be the wrong message to send out to fans and rivals. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is one force of nature and is against trading star players to clubs which make up the power elite. 

Most players find it difficult to resist the allure of Real Madrid. Bale has hinted his desire to play Champions League football and life at the Bernebau could be the best way forward. With the performances and goals we saw him deliver last season, playing at the top level for a top club would be hard to turn down.

…I am skeptical the move might be a step too far for him…

The question must be raised: is Gareth Bale really worth the money Real are considering paying? I am not denying he has been the powerhouse for the North London outfit but £100 million is plain silly money. Bale hasn’t won any major trophies in England and hasn’t proved himself on the international level therefore I am skeptical the move might be a step too far for him.His influence on the Football results whilst in a Spurs shirt was nothing short of extraodinary. They struggled without him that’s for certain!”

At the tender age of 24 years old he still has time to develop himself as a player. Many Premier League stars have moved onto the big leagues and squandered their talents – Alexander Hleb to Barcelona, Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid, Michael Owen to Real Madrid. I hope the same does not happen to Gareth Bale. 

The transfer market has been highly frivolous this summer. So many ridiculous questions: Will Wayne Rooney be wearing at Chelsea shirt? Will Luis Suarez transfer to Arsenal? How did all these top transfer targets choose Ligue 1 over the FA Barclayard  Premier League? One thing is for sure wherever Gareth Bale ends up he will perform to the highest standard as top level has already been used.

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