Pep Guardiola used private detectives during his time at Barcelona to keep an eye on his key players. Here are five Premier League stars who may need monitoring for a variety of reasons. Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United, QPR and Manchester City men feature...
Pep Guardiola has always been a very good boss when it comes to thinking outside the box. It wreaks of an invasion of privacy but his decision to use private detectives to monitor key stars could be beneficial for Premier League teams.
Bale’s current form and rapidly developing profile in the game makes him a target. Spurs could do a lot worse than to stick a tail on Bale to make sure he’s not getting tapped up by a certain club from Spain or any other top European side.
Vermaelen is a good candidate for monitoring for a similar reason as he’s been linked with a summer move to Barcelona. Considering Arsenal’s recent history of selling players to Barcelona, they would need to be sure that the Belgian wasn’t getting any undesired attention away from the club.
Carlos Tevez of Manchester City has to be on this list because who’s to say he won’t nip off to Argentina again at some point? Tevez jetted off to his homeland while he was out of favour with the club when he did not have Roberto Mancini’s or City’s permission.
Robin Van Persie
Manchester United could not be blamed for invading the Dutchman’s privacy because he’s one of their most important players at the moment. They’d need to be sure he wasn’t risking his healthy or getting up to any mischief which may affect his performances for the club.
QPR should get someone on a plane, a train, a boat or any other form of transport to go and keep an eye on him. Who knows what he gets up to and says in France about his current club. He’s still owned by QPR and they may still use him in the future.
Who would you spy on?
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