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Bale. Could we? Would we? Should we?

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Mulletperm, 17 Apr 2017.

  1. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Richards

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    Why should we expect someone - anyone - to agree to earn less than what they could by going elsewhere? Just because we think they should have a greater love for playing football rather than maximising their earnings.
    If Bale wants to go to China (or anywhere else) for a huge pay deal, then good luck to him.
     
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  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    I earn about a tenth of what I could in the City because I prefer my lifestyle. I like seeing my family, I like them having space to rattle around in, I like being 10 minutes drive from the beach, etc. If London (3rd greatest city in the world behind Paris and New York) can't tempt me, then I don't know what it would take for China to.

    I can't see why Bale would be all that different. He has family to visit that won't move out there, an immediate family to raise and care for, and I suspect the knowledge that some communist clams can't just seize all your money if it suits them might be a strong motivator.
     
  3. DTA

    DTA Steve Hodge

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    fudge off. London is the greatest city in the world. Paris and New York can suck my balls
     
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  4. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Sergei Rebrov

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    Ok Scara, I can see that this is going to shock you and maybe even horrify you. But not everyone thinks the same as you. And you know what, there are even different ways to live life from the way you do it.

    Maybe Bale is attracted to the idea of living in Asia for a couple of years. Of course the money is a factor but perhaps he likes the idea of seeing that country. He's still a young man. At his age, I wanted to see and experience a bit of the world - isn't it possible he wants the same?
     
  5. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Dean Richards

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    I don't disagree with any of that. For the past few years I have definitely put quality of life over work and money. Bale might well follow the same path.
    But if he decides China is for him, then fair enough. I just don't agree that such a decision makes him a mercenary and that he should drop his wages to stay in Europe and that he's a greedy bastard if he doesn't. If it was earlier in his career, maybe.
     
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  6. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Ian Walker

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    Well, China is out of the question (for) now, as their transfer window is closed.
    So it looks like he'll have to dance with Zidane for another 6 months at least. Can't see that any European club has either the will or finances to succumb to his ridiculous wage demand.
     
  7. Rorschach

    Rorschach Steve Sedgley

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    Bloody hippie
     
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  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    London's full of peasants. Paris and (other than the beggars) New York push them away really successfully.

    Uber Luxe has significantly improved London though.
     
  9. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    You're right, some people are wrong.
     
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  10. galeforce

    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    Are they ridiculous if he’s already getting it? That is just where the market has graded him.
     
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  11. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Ian Walker

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    No, it's not "the market". Its real Madrid. And yes, its way beyond ridiculous! It's shameful, pathetic and absolutely ludicrous.
     
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  12. mudshark

    mudshark Jermaine Jenas

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    They made their bed with him, now they've got to lie hilariously in it, paying him to play golf or whatever the fúck. Serves the cúnts right.
     
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    metalgear Paul Robinson

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    Perhaps an adebayor type deal where we get bale and real foot a part of his wages

    Sent from my SM-G975F using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  14. MKSpur

    MKSpur Ruel Fox

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    In Bales case he can live anywhere in the world he wants, either now or when his playing career finishes when he is likely to be only 35.

    The reason I think most are questioning the decision to go to China is because the standard of football is so much lower and by most accounts he hasn’t really shown a huge appetite to embrace Madrid, so he has one more European move in him to play at the highest level. I always felt Beckham went to the US too early, at least he has stayed there though and has shown even more commitment by setting up a team. (I don’t count those cameo loan moves by Beckham as they were shirt selling exercises allowing him to have a club affiliation on every major league)

    Ibrahimovic has had the best career in terms of the variety of clubs he’s played for and the domestic leagues he’s won, could we him rocking up at in China at 40!

    Messi’s move post Barca will be interesting, I can only imagine it being the US or China and I guess he could claim he wouldn’t want to face Barca, although a few Argentine players seem to head back to their hometown clubs in their latterly years. Ronaldo..I think he will play in europe until Messi leaves to try and endure he ends up with bigger numbers!
     
  15. P.D.

    P.D. Mauricio Taricco

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    I can see Beckhams team snapping up some decent players, Miami must be a fantastic place to live for a few years.
     
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  16. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Technically, it should be, if he lived like you and me and most of us. But once you start making this kind of money, you start spending more. I wouldn't be surprised if he spent over £1m year. He's got another 60 years to live, so that's £60m right there. But then you have to factor in inflation. 30 years from now, he'll need double that. So I can understand trying to earn every extra ££ he can.

    Can he live like you and me? Of course he can. But why should he, if he can have a much more extravagant lifestyle? I'm not saying it's right, but that's human nature.

    And let's not forget that has has already won everything a player can. It's not like he still has something to prove.
     
  17. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    Im becoming more convinced he is just going to wait out Zidane, who will be sacked soon. Then he can play under a new manager and carry on like nothing happened.

    He is Perez' man, that much has been made clear, and I think he knows very well he will outlast the manager.

    Similarly Im quite convinced Eriksen will make a late move to Madrid, possibly after Thursday (if we get Fernandes in will be the clue IMO).

    Another one that is Perez' target, I suspect El Presidente will start looking past Zidane and strengthen the squad as he see's fit for the next manager...
     
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  18. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs Jimmy Neighbour

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    I realise he will not be coming back to Spurs so I really do not give a toss where he goes
     
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  19. Robbo

    Robbo Pat van den Hauwe

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    Yes...but you'd imagine he's invested his £100m well, in which case I'm sure he could live an extravagant life from whatever profit he gets from his investments. If he has earnt that much and still needs to go to China to secure his financial future, he is either an idiot or a victim of poor financial advice - or maybe both.
     
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  20. billyiddo

    billyiddo Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    Poor financial advice like : don't take the job where you can earn a million quid tax free a week, take this other job where you will earn a quarter of that amount?
     
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