Gareth Bale’s Poo-Stirring Agent Says He’s Happily Listen To Offers From Real Madrid

Chris Wright

29th, May 2013


By Chris Wright

Britain Soccer Premier League

Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barrett, pulled a bit of a gutsy move last night when he appeared on (notoriously pro-Real Madrid) MARCA TV’s “Futboleros” chat show and told the hosts that he’d happily consider any offer Madrid honcho Florentino Perez made for his client this summer.

Barrett said:

“If Florentino is interested in Gareth Bale, it would be an honour and we’d listen, but his contract is with Tottenham. We aren’t free to talk with anybody at the moment, that’s the point we’re at.

“I can understand a lot of teams are interested in him. He’s a great player but he has a contract with Tottenham. I don’t know if there has been a bid [from Real Madrid]. What I do know is that the player has three years left on his contract.”

When asked if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had opened talks over a new contract for Bale yet as a reward for him winning both PFA Player of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year in 2013, Barret replied: “No, we haven’t spoken with anybody.”

Barnett went on to discuss Bale’s market value in relation to Neymar, with the Brazilian having just signed up for five years at Barcelona for an initial fee of €28 million (plus an absolute avalanche of pricey add-ons that could eventually take the fee up to €51 million):

“Bale is a better player than Neymar and he’s demonstrated it in one of the best leagues in the world. I would imagine clubs want [Gareth], not just because they missed out on Neymar, but because of how good he is.

“He should be the first option, but we’ll see. Bale is worth more than Neymar. Bale is very relaxed. He’s enjoying a deserved holiday. He only wants to be happy and enjoy his football.”

Don’t you just love football agents, eh? We’re sure Daniel Levy feels exactly the same way. Bale’s got a nice, safe three years left on his Spurs contract and still his “Mr 15%” is agitating.

We’re sure it’s all just posturing to squeeze a bumper extension out of Levy, but you get the feeling that Barrett would also be perfectly happy if Spurs call his bluff and Bale ends up at the Bernabeu anyway.

So, will Bale move on this summer? It’s unlikely, but Flo Perez is attempting to usher in a new dawn at Real with Zinedine Zidane overseeing the whole thing – a man who recently named Bale in his top three in the world. As recommendations go, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Even so, we’re fairly sure we’re going to wake up to the news that Bale has signed a new £300,000-a-week deal at White Hart Lane in the not-so-distant future.

Where do the Pies faithful think Bale will be doing his falling over next season?

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  1. sybrian says:

    Greedy idiot – after some hefty commission no doubt! Doesn’t he realise what a contract is?

  2. Lukass says:

    Why on earth would he stay at Tottenham?! He’s in the prime of his career, for Christ’s sake! Maybe he has a weird fetish for Thursday night football? Other than that I think sticking around would be completely brainless on his behalf…

  3. My Heart Is White says:

    Yeah well coming from someone who’s obviously completely brainless, your words mean very little. Why don’t you read articles that apply to your prostituted club? You opinionated twerp!

  4. Pj says:

    He will be worth the same amount next summer!
    His agent should lose his licence for this but our weak minded FA aren’t worth shit, they let agents and big clubs do as they wish because they are extinct, grow a set FA ffs! , do what you are very well paid to do and save football from the greedy bastards that are taking it away from the common man.

  5. TravisKOP says:

    Gods these agents. . . if i was a pro footballer id either fire this twat or tell him to keep his fucking gob shut. I understand that its their job to manage and speak for the players but jesus is it really that hard to do their job yourself?

  6. Stuart says:

    Wasn’t this guy the same agent who set up a meeting between that ball bag Ashley Cole & Chelsea when he was still at arsenal?

  7. usrick says:

    The headline makes it sound as if the agent were trying to get Bale out his contract with Spurs so he could sign with a new club for a huge increase, but the quoted language doesn’t justify the sensationalistic headline. All he really said was that Real would be welcome to investigate obtaining Bale but – as he said repeatedly – the player is under contract to Spurs. As sleazy moves by agents go, this one doesn’t rate the top 1000.

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