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Bale Could Have Been a Red Devil

Recognised as a world class talent, it transpires that the Spurs left-sided player, Gareth Bale, could have signed for United.

Bale, speaking to the Match of the Day magazine, remarked,

"United were interested in me but the Spurs boss at the time, Martin Jol, said he wanted me straight in the first team."

"That was the main thing that drew me to the club."


I can`t help thinking that if he was good enough he`d have played seeing as Sir Alex is no stranger to giving youth a chance!



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 5 2012

Time: 11:14AM

Your Comments

He still could be in a couple of seasons if you put up and tell Fergie to shut up INSTEAD OF TAPPING UP ;)
only 1 spurs
Saying that i doubt you could afford him lets face it he will be Barca or Madrid bound....or even City as they will obviously beat you to the punch in financial muscle!!
only 1 spurs
Bale was a bit off as a youngster so much so that Harry and the Spurs fans themselves wanted him gone at one point. Luckily for them Ekkotto (however you spell it) got injured and Bale finally started coming of age. No doubt Bale will one day be a complete LM, only really lacking consistency at the moment, I do reckon a move to Tottenham over Man U will be one he'll secretly regret. No offence intended to Tottenham they're a great club and I do like them but I can't see him winning a Champions League or Premier League title there whereas if he'd joined us he'd have plenty already. Why he's even talking about us and how he almost joined us now is beyond me. A future move for Bale he admitted could be to Spain but I reckon he'd regret that as he'll be pushed back to LB rather than play as a LM.
TheFamousNo7
This is not really news. We all knew that Man U and A***nal both wanted him from Southampton, but his preference was for Spurs as he knew that would give him a greater opportunity to break into the first team. If you really think that Daniel Levy would be stupid enough to sell one of our best players to you, having struggled seaeon after season to get into a postion where we can actually challenge, then you are sadly deluded. Please don't quote Berbatov as an example as he went on strike to get his move. Bale is on a long contract and won't pull that sort of stunt, especially when we get automatic CL qualification.
ParkLane67
I have read a number of articles about Bale moving from Southampton, I believe that both "Old Red Nose" and "Arse" were not prepared to take a chance on him. It was Spurs who signed him because Martin Jol showed him that the club would give him the opportunity to show his talent in the Premier League and not kick his heels in the 2nd team. It is well know Manure can be very lacking in giving young players a chance until they have proved themselves, I have read they could have signed Phil Jones as a 15 year old, but waited until he had got into the Blackburn 1st team before buying him. Ashley Young is another example of Manure's lack of faith in buying young players and taking a chance on them, I remember them being interested in him when he was at Watford and Old Red Nose saying after watching him he was a "Show Pony" player, like Stuart Downing and Adam Johnson are now, but some four or so seasons later buy him from Villa for a large fee. My final example of Manure not giving players a chance is of course our old friend Mr Dimitar Berbatov, They looked at him when Red Nose fell out with Van Nistelrooy and decided he was unproven in the Premier League and so the story goes, "allowed" him to go to Spurs and then paid big money for him!!!
Ox Yid
Yes, it's not really news, except its the first time Bale confirms what everyone else has always said. And true, many Spurs fans didn't want him at the beginning, though I always thought one needed just half a brain to see that this lad was special, even at 17 he sent cold shivers up my spine. He's got everything a footballer should want, and then some!
Shannon
Its interesting that (notoriously tightfisted) Spurs pulled out of the bidding for Theo Walcott when Arsenal upped the ante, but they were prepared to go all the way for his good buddy Gareth Bale. Somebody there knows footballers. (I don't mean that I don't rate Walcott, just that Bale is special.)
Shannon
He made the right move imo. So often players move to massive clubs too early and fail to shine...Robinho, Scott Parker, Andy Carroll being 3 off the top of my head who are talented (especially Robinho) but went big too young and didnt develop. Bale learnt the hard way at Spurs and is now a great player all ready. I'm sure eventually he will get a big move to Spain regardless if we become regular title challengers.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Anderson is a good example at Utd, a fine player is in there somewhere but will he ever emerge? Nani was the same for 3 years although has become much, much better
HuddersfieldYiddo
 

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