Just wait a minute. Am I the only one who is outraged by the amount of money Real Madrid are willing to spend on Gareth Bale?
The latest reports suggest the Spanish giants are ready to splash a world record $120 million on the Welsh winger.
Surely this is too much cash for a player who has yet to win a single trophy and has only truly enjoyed one world class season with Tottenham?
Now, I have been around long enough to know there is no logic in football, especially when it comes to financial matters.
However, it’s worth taking a closer look at this summer’s big transfer story from all perspectives, because it promises to run and run.
Real Madrid don’t need Bale. As good as he is, Real already have enough attacking players in their squad.
Right now, Bale’s natural position on the left wing is already taken by Cristiano Ronaldo.
If that wasn’t enough, Los Blancos also have Mesut Ozil and Isco who can play on the left or behind the striker as a “number 10”.
Real can also call on the services of Angel Di Maria and Luka Modric, two other top players who perform similar duties.
You could be tempted to say that any team on the planet would want a great player like Bale. There is no doubt he is incredibly talented and has huge potential.
As a matter of fact, the 24-year-old winger is coming off the best season of his career, scoring 26 goals for Spurs in all competitions.
Some of those goals were spectacular and allowed him to pick up two individual accolades – the PFA Young Player and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
However, if we have a closer look at his career, we find that he has never won a single trophy at club or national team level.
Furthermore, he has only ever played one season in the UEFA Champions League, the competition Real want to win above everything else.
As a matter of fact, if they had to go out and spend a lot of money on one player, I believe it would be better spent on a striker.
Considering Gonzalo Higuain was sold to Napoli, Real would benefit from having another forward.
Besides Karim Benzema, manager Carlo Ancelotti has no other proven goalscorer who can play in the box, so why not go out and spend $60 million or $70 million on someone like Luis Suarez?
So what about Spurs? Most of their fans will be reading this and thinking that they would never want to sell their prized asset.
However, if you got over $100 million for Bale, isn’t that good business? With that kind of money, you could go out and get at least two world class players.
Who knows, as part of a deal for Bale, you could even get Modric or Di Maria in exchange, two proven internationals, who would walk right into the side.
Plus, as great as Bale was last season, it is not guaranteed that he can perform at that level again if he stays at Spurs, especially if he isn’t happy.
There have been a lot of reports out there that he wants to go to Madrid, so, if he is not allowed to leave, will he still give 100% day in and day out?
In my opinion this deal will be done, and it will be done soon. Considering Real want Bale and Bale wants Real, it is just a matter of time before Spurs accept to sell the player.
The fee will be outrageous, and when the dust settles, I will be thinking how and why the transfer world record was broken.