Transfer Toss: Zinedine Zidane Says Tottenham Shouldn’t Deny Gareth Bale ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Chance To Join Real Madrid

Chris Wright

31st, July 2013


By Chris Wright

Spain Soccer Real Madrid Ancelotti

“Fly Zizou my pretty, and don’t dare return until Gareth Bale has been tapped up”

Being as he’s now employed as one of Florentino Perez’s blue flying monkeys, Zinedine Zidane has been adding his grunt to Real Madrid’s sustained blitzkreig campaign to dislodge Gareth Bale from Tottenham this summer, openly pleading with Spurs not to deny the winger his “once in a lifetime” move to the Bernabeu.

“It is not unusual when a player knows that Real Madrid are interested in them that they get excited. There is nothing more prestigious for a player to wear the white of Real Madrid,” Zidane told press in Los Angeles.

“If he has expressed a desire to join Madrid then Tottenham should give him permission to speak with us. The chance to play for Real Madrid might only come around once in a player’s lifetime – and it is understandable that Gareth doesn’t want to miss out on it.”

Tap tap tappity tap.

Meanwhile, Bale himself has still said precisely nothing to no-one and still has three full years left on his Tottenham contract – y’know, just for the record.

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  1. TravisKOP says:

    Barca swoop up Arsenal players and Madrid swoop up Spurs players

  2. Jarren says:

    @TravisKOP: What about Lineker to Barcelona? :P

    Anyway, I’m sure as long as Bale keeps free of injury (and takes up Spanish lessons) he will be a decent player in Madrid.

    I’m sure Bale has enjoyed his time in London, but it’s hardly as if he has any loyalty with Spurs.

    Players like Giggs & Gerard are few and far between. While it is incredibly noble to devote your career to one team, most players want to explore the world (or at least a different city).

    Be it for adventure or money (or both) that’s the way things are.

    Plus, a move to Madrid will give Bale global exposure on a much higher scale than simply playing for Spurs in the PL.

    Footballers these days are as much a brand as they are human beings.

  3. Jarren says:

    @TravisKOP: Shit sorry, got that the wrong way round.

    Lineker FROM Barcelona.

  4. Joe says:

    I’m enjoying the Pie’s daily denial of Bale’s certain transfer to Real Madrid. We’ve now reached the desperate stage of repeating he’s under contract. As if that comes into it.

  5. KingB3113 says:

    I can’t be the only person taking issue with this show of arrogance can I?

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