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Everton: Toffees fans react to surprise transfer revelation involving Gareth Bale and Leighton Baines

Everton: Toffees fans react to surprise transfer revelation involving Gareth Bale and Leighton Baines - Everton News

A number of Everton fans have been reacting to a revelation from former Toffees defender Joleon Lescott that David Moyes turned down a swap deal offer involving Gareth Bale and Leighton Baines.

Bale made his return to Tottenham in the summer on a season-long loan from Real Madrid seven years after leaving Spurs, following an excellent 2012/13 season where he registered 21 league goals (Sofascore). The Welshman went on to secure four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles in Madrid.

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The 31-year-old was enduring a difficult spell at the start of his Spurs career, where he failed to win in his first 24 appearances, leading to Everton being offered the chance to bring Bale into the club with Baines potentially heading in the other direction.

However, Lescott confirmed to Sky Sports, via Liverpool Echo, that Moyes decided to turn down the chance to bring in Bale due to the Welshman’s record with Spurs at that stage. While the former Toffees manager also held Baines in high regard and he was a crucial member of their starting line-up.

 Everton fans react to missing out on Bale

Some Everton fans pointed out how the Toffees missed out on a ‘different level’ player. Although others were also keen to point out that Baines would have been a major loss and were therefore keen to suggest Moyes made the correct decision.

In other news, find out which 54-cap ace Everton are lining up a January move for here and don’t forget to leave a comment below!


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