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Old 06-15-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Man Utd do spend big. Don't let that fool you.
They spend alot of money compared to some clubs, but not so much compared to others. Off of my head I can't remember them paying more than maybe 30 mil. Now, compared to some clubs that is huge - but compared to the 50, 60, 70, 80 mil bids for some top players, it is not. It will take at least 60-65 mil to land Bale, and that is double or more what the largest bid ever for Man United has been. Is it impossible for it to happen? No. Is it likely at all? No, I don't see Man U paying that much.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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Man Utd have broken the British transfer record 9 times. They can spend big and do spend big. The deal for RVP will cost them 70 million over four years. They broke the record for a defender when they bought Rio Ferdinand. They can spend big and have money to spend.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Man Utd have broken the British transfer record 9 times.
And that was before the multi-billionaires took over. If you don't realise that clubs like Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barca and PSG are on another financial playing field to Man United then you are an idiot.

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They can spend big and do spend big. The deal for RVP will cost them 70 million over four years. They broke the record for a defender when they bought Rio Ferdinand. They can spend big and have money to spend.
Yes they can and do spend big. 20-30 million big. Your 70 mil number for RVP is figuring his salary which is BS. Transfers aren't figured that way. You are comparing apples to apples. Sure, figure in salary to inflate the numbers that Man United spend, but to make it fair you have to do that across the board, and that means that you are STILL spending 20-60 million less than the clubs listed above do on their big transfers.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Its not stupidity to think that they can spend big. Of course they can. No they cant compete with Chelsea and City on some levels. They cant compete with them when City spend 100 million a season. Man Utd cant do that. However, to say they cant splash cash out to buy Bale is stupidity. You cant honestly believe that the club with the most revenue cant do it(whether the board give them the money is a different story). They cant splash 80 million every season like Chelsea and City but they can splash 60 million on a special player once every few years and yes, they can go higher.

I am adding his salary to show you that they can spend money and do spend big. Oh and wages are a massive part of a transfer. They play a big part in the deal. No one could match the wages Utd offered RVP. They offered the most money so got him. You telling me they cant do that again for Bale. They did it with Rooney and RVP. Don't see why they cant give a player better than them to 200k a week. Surprisingly City do have a wage limit. They have a wage set on players that they wont pay over for. So it wont come down to Man Utd offering Bale 250k a week and Man City coming in with 350k.

Man Utd have spent over 365 million since Roman bought Chelsea. The club with the biggest supporter base on the planet and with huge revenues can spend money. Plus, with FFPR coming in, it will only go to their advantage even more.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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And that was before the multi-billionaires took over. If you don't realise that clubs like Man City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barca and PSG are on another financial playing field to Man United then you are an idiot.
Who said they weren't? That's not what we are talking about. We are talking about whether Man Utd have money to spend and they do.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Chelsea, City, Real, Barca have all offered deals this big before. For Man United to get him they will have to come up with a transfer bid 2-3 times larger than they have ever made. And it doesn't matter what Man United's gross revenues are, they are saddled with massive debt by the Glazers.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:39 AM
 
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Man united can compete with anyone. They are loaded. It is thought the will bid 85million for Bale this week according to a few, high standard, newspapers. So don't rule it out yet!
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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Chelsea, City, Real, Barca have all offered deals this big before. For Man United to get him they will have to come up with a transfer bid 2-3 times larger than they have ever made. And it doesn't matter what Man United's gross revenues are, they are saddled with massive debt by the Glazers.
Don't be surprised if a bid is made by Man Utd. I don't think Spurs will sell to them but I wouldn't be surprised if they came in with a British record smashing fee again.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:17 AM
 
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Cant see Bale going to Man Utd. No way will Levy want to sell to a rival club. Think Spurs will take 60 million off Madrid for him.

Carrick and Berbatov went to United. Levy is an astute businessman. If he can make some coin he'll sell Bale.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Carrick and Berbatov were different situations though. Carrick wasn't one of the best players on the planet and Berbatov forced a move through himself. The thing with Bale is that Man Utd are not the only team after him. So if it comes down to Tottenham saying we don't want to sell him and he tries to force a move through, Spurs have options to sell. They wont want to sell arguably the best player in the league to a domestic rival.
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