Tottenham’s flying Welsh winger Gareth Bale underlined his huge importance to the side with his performance in the 3-1 win over Swansea. He was your man of the match too with over 40% of the vote with Kaboul and Adebayor in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Here’s a reminder of what Harry Redknapp had to say about the player
“He’s just an amazing talent. He’s an amazing player,” Harry said.
“He’s got the ability to run all day, to beat people, to dribble, to shoot, to head it – he can do everything. He’s a unique player really, he’s a special talent.”
Yesterday however, Gareth spoke about any potential approach from either of the giants of Spain’s La Liga.
“If you said to any young player that you could play for Barcelona or Real would they turn it down? Probably no,” Bale said.
“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.”
This did rather stop short of the predictable suggestion of the ‘come and get me plea’ that accompanied the story but it has also sparked an underlining of a £40m plus price tag. This has in turn prompted a ‘source’ to say.
“Barcelona feel that £40m is madness. Rosell (Barca president) wants Bale and would love to see him at Camp Nou but they simply cannot afford him. The interest is strong but the club cannot take it further based on the price as things stand.”
There has been talk again this week about approaches for Luka Modric but at present, perhaps Gareth Bale is the one player Spurs can’t afford to lose at any price.