Bale: How United's interest could be even more problematic for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur should definitely be frustrated to learn of Manchester United’s rumoured £60 million interest in Gareth Bale.

Needless to say they should hope nothing official emerges, but more significantly because it has the ability to bring Real Madrid and their president Florentino Perez back into the equation.

Real Madrid’s admiration and pursuit of Bale has been very clear. They want him, they aren’t afraid to pay big to get him and they don’t seem to care about when they’ll get the chance to sign him.

Spurs fans were granted a reprieve when a series of reports came out recently suggesting that Real Madrid had given up on signing Bale this summer and would come back for round two this time next year.

The reason that will change if Spurs start talking to Manchester United is because it will then be clear that a chance to sign Bale again this summer will be very much back on.

The number of ways Real Madrid have already got at the issue of signing Bale is ridiculously high and it’s a frenzy that the club could do without as they look to settle down ahead of the new season.

Real Madrid have made no secret of the sort of measures they will resort to in order to get the transfer targets they desire and they could quite easily blow Manchester United out of the water in the process.

Fortunately for Tottenham the hard nosed Daniel Levy never makes things easy for the clubs coming in and looking to poach away the side’s best players so it’s unlikely that United would get anywhere.

The best thing for the club to do is exactly what they have done already this summer with regards to Bale, stay quiet and maintain the official club stance; the traditional ‘not for sale’ theme.

The reported rumours of Manchester United’s possible bid will definitely have caught the attention of key officials in Madrid, who will have one eye on the stories to see if anything comes of them.

They’re also very difficult to understand because if Spurs weren’t willing to listen to a club that was prepared to put £100 million on the table for Bale, why would they then go and accept 40% less?

The second Spurs show any signs contrary to the way they have already acted this summer, Real Madrid will be all over them like a rash because we’d all rather have Bale in our team sooner rather than later.

Here’s to hoping the whole pro-Real Madrid press don’t whip up another Bale campaign this summer, based around fan polls and ridiculous promises made by the club’s president.

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