As soon as the Gareth Bale rumours started, the papers were quick to start latching on to any story regarding a possible replacement. With that in mind, it wouldn’t surprise many Spurs fans to learn that it’s our old adversary the Daily Mail that is first in line with the suggestion that Lyon’s Michael Bastos is the player on Harry’s radar.

Bastos seems to fit the Mail’s bill as he can play either on the left wing or at left back and if you disregard the Bale aspect of the story, he looks a decent player. The Brazilian will be 28 next week and has been in France since 2006 when he joined Lille before moving on to Lyon in 2009.

He averages around a goal every four games from all positions and it’s thought that the French side would be willing to let him go for a fee in the region of €18m.

With 11 caps for Brazil, Michael Bastos seems to be one of the more promising names to be linked with the club this season, but not at the expense of Gareth Bale.

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  1. Thankfully it’s the Daily Snail, there’re the biggest laugh, usually followed by the sh#tty mirror & the Daily bra.
    I’ve seen better reporting from my niece of 5 months.

  2. There a chelsea fanzine. They write absolute b()llocks. I don’t even bother reading an article from them via newsnow anymore. There so pro sky 4 its unbelievable! I’ve found the independant is the best tabloid around. Normally unbias and usually they only print something if they can back it up with truthful facts.

  3. Dailey mail anti spurs, start damaging stories, disgusting and obvious, should be taken down and taught a lesson, cunts, coys

  4. All papers talk cak about all teams. Of you’re getting more exposure then it means you’ve been more successful soo embrace it and take it as a compliment.

    If you want to sell you will and if you want to buy you will, papers do not change that. Players know what’s true swell and will leave if they want, simple.

    Chelsea tapped up Modric and he said he wanted to leave nothing to do with the papers

  5. whats funny is the fact that Bale has declared himself happy and commited his immediate future to the club – so just more mindless rubbish!! COYS

  6. I’m gonna take care of those worthless hacks Henry.

    You wanna fuck with Jimmy Conway huh?

    You borrowed his money, pay him his money

  7. Anti-spurs?

    A paper isnt anti any team, they are just as bad as with every team, rumours are just what.. RUMOURS…

    Anyone who says otherwise needs to buy anything brain cell.

    That said, this story is actually complete rubbish.

  8. attn me!!! that another paper the Daily “COMIC” star
    are buy far the worse .
    PLayers linked since 1month Sandro,Benny,Bale,Modders,Dawson,Lennon,Hudd,Gomas,
    and the rest Crouch,Keane,Defoe,Jenas,Pav, all in the daily mail lies like Bale ask for transfer after modders escaped
    Sandro after being here just 1yr not getting in the team
    even lies about modders NO transfer request didnt STOP
    the mail Dawson crap and the rest goes on !!!!!
    Name one other side that has been in the mail so much
    ALso not just on this site load of other spurs sites have said about the mail beforeso the BRAIN cells dont think so
    on behalf of loads of yids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Yes saw an ad the other day for Journalists at the mail but apparently you only get the job if you support Arsenal, shame.

    Really?

    These stories are rubbish because the paper is rubbish, done read it!

    Ive read about 1,000 stories about us over the last 6 weeks and all the papers/sites/ITKS have come with exactly nothing, merely poking in the dark.

    Ive seen fans of all teams (not just ours) saying papers/sites etc are anti us…

    How can that be, are they anti everyone?

    They come up with crap to sell papers, simple.

  10. Me is spot on. Spurs are getting more grief than they have other seasons due to their success. Was in champ league, players did well in champ league, spurs no longer in champ league, therefore rumours come out. The same would happen to any team in this situation as people don’t care so much about Wigan player rumours so much.

    Also twitchy face don’t help when he says he has to sell players to bring in. Clubs don’t want fringe players at inflated prices (eg jenarse) so naturally rumours start on players clubs might want to buy

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