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Gareth Bale: Europe’s most wanted player?

Mar 16, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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Gareth Bale has enjoyed the season of his life for Tottenham Hotspur and is the front-runner for the prestigious Player’s Player of the Year award. With the ballots out and his peers voting, it seems that his only serious contender for the award is former, north London rival and Red Devil top goal scorer, Robin van Persie.

As a player, individual awards are nice on the shelf but quickly forgotten when compared to medals, just ask RVP, who moved to Manchester to quench that desire. A move that increasingly looks like paying off with a Premier League title.

Bale 23, who is six years younger than the Dutchman has that same type of hunger and is quickly coming to the realization that while Tottenham is a great club to play for, the chances of consistent silverware are remote unless you can count on the occasional cup run.

With the campaign in the final stretch, the rumors on where he may begin next season are heating up. Real Madrid has been offered as a possible destination however players from the British Isles that have succeeded on the continent, can all but be counted on one hand. If Bale is to move, it’ll be to a Premiership rival and Manchester United have become favorites to gain his signature.

Tottenham have been quick to attached an exorbitant sum of money on their crown jewel according to the Express asking for an eye watering 70 million pounds which would make Bale the 2nd most expensive player ever after Cristiano Ronaldo should such a transfer come about.

If Bale continues his sizzling form and takes Spurs to Europa League glory and qualification to next year’s Uefa Champions League, expect that number to keep growing.

  1. wfjackson3 - Mar 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    “Bale … is quickly coming to the realization that while Tottenham is a great club to play for, the chances of consistent silverware are remote unless you can count on the occasional cup run.”

    Nick, how much have you talked to Gareth about this? Has he shared his realizations with you in some deep conversation? If not, then you are just another hatchet job, tabloid soccer journalist making stuff up.

  2. ctbeaver - Mar 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    What about Liverpool’s Luis Suarez? Top goal scorer for a mediocre club. He has my vote for player of the year

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      He’s had a better season than RVP, that’s for sure. Suarez has created a bunch of magical goals out of nothing, while RVP keeps whiffing on much better service.

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