Hawkspur wrote:I just read an article in the Mirror, of all places, that I thought made a very good argument for keeping Bale, regardless of the transfer fee. The piece argued that Bale is the first real star the club has had in ages, and that with the arrival of Paulinho and possibly Soldado, as well as the younger players added so far this window and the talent already at the club like Lloris, vertonghen, Sandro & Kaboul, that the club is on the verge of not being a selling club. Especially given that Arsenal and United appear to be there for the taking it seems like an inopportune time to be selling the best player on a club that is very close to where it needs to be.
With Fergie moving on and Chelsea ageing, Spurs should be seeing this as a huge opportunity to break the money-controlled domination of a select group and really have a go. They aren't a million miles behind Utd and Chelsea. Man City are on another level because of their spending power, but they're yet to prove they can be consistent.
Keep Bale. See what happens. He doesn't seem like the type of guy to me who if he doesn't get a move will sulk and let it impact his form.
I for one would be rooting for Spurs next year if they can take the next step. Although I still expect City to waltz to the title with ease next season.