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Old 06-16-2013, 08:36 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.


That didn't stop Wenger with RVP
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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That didn't stop Wenger with RVP
Difference is that once Juve wouldn't come up with the salary he wanted (Juve were RVP's first choice), RVP forced the move to Man United. With Bale you have a storm of things that look to be sending him towards Real:

1. Bale and those around him have talked about strong affections for Real.
2. After losing out on Neymar Real feel the need to make a big signing for their fans and club.
3. Real are talking about their affections for the player.
4. Real can pay whatever transfer fee and large wages would be required.


... and of course once again - Man United despite revenues are a club saddled with massive debt, and whose largest bid ever for anyone was about 40% of what it will take to sign Bale or less.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Difference is that once Juve wouldn't come up with the salary he wanted (Juve were RVP's first choice), RVP forced the move to Man United. With Bale you have a storm of things that look to be sending him towards Real:

1. Bale and those around him have talked about strong affections for Real.
2. After losing out on Neymar Real feel the need to make a big signing for their fans and club.
3. Real are talking about their affections for the player.
4. Real can pay whatever transfer fee and large wages would be required.


... and of course once again - Man United despite revenues are a club saddled with massive debt, and whose largest bid ever for anyone was about 40% of what it will take to sign Bale or less.


Bottom line: RVP was sold to United. Can't really say they're a rival anymore.

Although Real sounds very attractive, you can easily turn into a scapegoat. Only a few have made a long and successful career at Madrid coming from England. Beckham was the best example and he only shined for a couple years after being out of favor.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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... and of course once again - Man United despite revenues are a club saddled with massive debt, and whose largest bid ever for anyone was about 40% of what it will take to sign Bale or less.
Doesn't mean they don't have the money needed to buy Bale.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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Doesn't mean they don't have the money needed to buy Bale.
According to a Forbes article on May 24 of this year, Man United have $583 million of long term debt still (about 440m pounds). Yearly gross revenues March 12-March 13 were $557 million. More debt than gross revenues. According to:

Manchester United annual net profits rise to 23.3m ($37.9m); revenue falls 3% to 320.3m ($520.4m) - @BBCBreaking - breakingnews.com

Net profits last year were 23.3 million pounds. If this year was similar you could spend every penny of that proffit and still be 40-50 million pounds short of what it will take to sign Bale.

Is it theoretically possible for Man United to sign Bale? Maybe - but it would be predicated on first selling off commodities like Rooney and Nani in order to bring in the funds to put into that Bale deal. It is not going to happen. There is virtually no set of realistic circumstances where Gareth Bale will be playing for Man United next season. If you are a fan of the rags and you are sitting around hoping for this then you are going to be disapointed because it is simply not going to happen.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I highly disagree I'm afraid. Its not stupid to think that Man Utd can spend money. They can. We are better off waiting till the window picks up heat and we will see what happens.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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I don't think Bale is going to United either, but if you go with texantodds logic, Real Madrid can't afford him either since their Net profit for 2012 was 24.2M euro or 20.53M GBP

Real Madrid C.F. - Official Web Site - Real Madrid's income reaches 514 million Euros, 7% more than in the previous fiscal year
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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I don't think Bale is going to United either, but if you go with texantodds logic, Real Madrid can't afford him either since their Net profit for 2012 was 24.2M euro or 20.53M GBP

Real Madrid C.F. - Official Web Site - Real Madrid's income reaches 514 million Euros, 7% more than in the previous fiscal year
Wrong because Real gets bankrolled by the Spanish government basically. That's how they set transfer records to sign CR7, and can go out and sign virtually anybody that they want. They have unlimited pockets. Man United, by contrast, has American owners who are saddled with massive debt and unwilling to dig into personal pockets to make signings tha large.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, good striker and great 10 (play maker) both going to AC Monaco.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:13 AM
 
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Yeah that's been confirmed about a month ago lol.
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