Premier League

A Cash + Coentrao Offer Might Well Test Chairman Levy’s Resolve

Gareth Bale has the potential to become one of the greatest players the British Isles has ever produced and at just 24 years of age he is already one of the best players in the Premier League and perhaps even the world.

His unrelenting pace, fantastic technique and magic left foot has made this Welsh winger a prime target for the worlds elite clubs
and it seems now that Real Madrid are willing to offer almost anything to take Bale to the Bernebeu.

Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is preparing a substantial offer for Bale, either in the coming transfer window or the summer, by offering out of favour full back Fabio Coentrao to Spurs plus cash as Real Madrid try to remain the top club in Spain (link).

Coentrao hasn’t found a regular place in the Real Madrid team because of the form of Marcelo at left back, but this doesn’t mean that the Portugese defender isn’t up to scratch and Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas is an admirer.

Coentrao is still one of the worlds top left backs and is a real threat going forward, however whether using him as bait in the possible transfer package will be enough to tempt Spurs to relinquish Bale is another question entirely.

It will take a massive offer for Spurs to let Bale go and a deal worth over £50million including Coentrao may still not be enough as the Portugese full back wont exactly fill the gaping hole of the Welshman’s absence.

Perhaps including other Madrid outcasts like Ozil or Kaka in the deal could really make this transfer happen as AVB’s attacking options are much more in need of a reshuffle rather than the left back position.

Gareth Bale is arguably the best player in the Premier League and Spurs need to do there utmost to hang on to his services or at least receive an offer that can come close to replacing his impact on the team.

If Tottenham don’t make it into the Champions League this season then Bale may look elsewhere to fulfill his footballing ambitions and there are plenty of clubs willing to acquire his services. If Spurs fail to make the top four, expect offers from Spain, Italy and perhaps some interest from Manchester and across London.

However it’s a move away from the Premier League that may prove the biggest sticking point in this possible transfer as Bale’s devastating full throttle approach is perfectly suited to the English game rather than the Spanish league and may just convince him to stay in England.

For the moment it could all depend on the situation of Spurs come the end of the season and whether Bale will feel he has a successful future at White Hart Lane.

Gareth Bale is perhaps the hottest property in the Premier League and Spurs will need to finish fourth if they want to cool the transfer talk surrounding the Welshman and fend off the advances of Jose Mourinho and Madrid.

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