Former Chelsea speedster could be set for a move back to England after Bust up with Bayern, whilst Bale looks longingly abroad.
The Daily Mirror reports that Dutch star Arjen Robben has grown unsettled at Bayern Munich, after falling out with his coach, and may be offered a summer escape route to Manchester United. Though it’s generally assumed United’s weaknesses lies in the centre of their midfield, rumours circulating in Germany suggest Sir Alex might be tempted into acquiring a new winger to supplement the likes of Valencia, Nani and Ashley Young.
Dutch international Robben is still a key figure in a side that’s basically already qualified for the Champions League semi finals, and could yet feature in their own stadium for the final in May, but it appears he is at odds with boss Jupp Heynckes and is stalling on talks over a new deal. Robben won two titles for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2005 and 2006, and would certainly appease fans concerned over the lack of big money acquisitions over the last few years at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile another wing wizard, in the form of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, has admitted he’d find it extremely hard to turn down any advances from Spanish super clubs Barcelona or Real Madrid.
It’s another slice of good news for Spurs, who already face the prospect of losing manger Harry Redknapp and star player Luka Modric in the summer. Bale’s own stock has been on the rise for a few years now, consistently impressing with his devastating pace and eye for goal, and would cost in the region of £40 million.
The 22 year old has been linked with the likes of Inter Milan in recent times, and is widely considered to be amongst the world’s top talents. Tottenham, who look certain to achieve a top four finish for the second time in three years, will be wary of keeping together a side who’ve accomplished so much. Bale was quoted in the Metro:
“If you are talking about Barcelona or Real Madrid, two of the biggest clubs in the world, then it’s a bit like Harry [Redknapp] and England, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime dream.”
“If you said to any young player that you could play for Barcelona or Real would they turn it down? Probably not.“
“If a bid was accepted you would obviously have to seriously consider it. But that has not happened so, at the moment, I’m just concentrating on Tottenham.’
Sounds like it too.
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