25-year-old Gareth Bale is not thriving on his second season with Real Madrid. The level of his all-around performances has not been as good as last year, where he adapted to the Spanish Liga BBVA just fine and managed to score two title-winning goals along the way. AS report today that Manchester United are offering €153 million to sign the Welshman away from the Bernabéu, that is €53 million more than what Real Madrid paid. But this transfer rumor simply makes no sense.
Reasons why the Bale rumors make no sense
- The BBC is the world's best attacking trio. Why would Real dismantle it? - Why would Carlo Ancelotti and Florentino Pérez get rid of Gareth Bale when he's a big part of the world's best attacking trio? It has taken some time for Ancelotti to build this Real Madrid squad. If Bale goes, Los Blancos would need to sign a new player who can fill Bale's shoes, because Jesé is not that man at the moment even though he could be in the discussion before his ACL injury. It's true that this argument could also have been made about Di María's departure, which leads to the next point.
- Gareth Bale is happy with Real Madrid - That's the biggest difference between him and Di María. The Argentinian wanted to get a bigger contract and a guaranteed role in this squad, something that Bale already has.
- Florentino Pérez will not sell one of his marquee signings this soon - Signing Gareth Bale was not a mistake, but even if it was, Florentino Pérez would not give up on him this soon. Take a look at Karim Benzema's development in the Spanish capital. The French striker appeared not to be the right player for this club, and now he's the best center striker to fit Bale and Ronaldo's attacking moves. Pérez will surely use this as the ultimate proof to keep Bale in the squad and give him time to show his best form.
- Real Madrid don't need to worry about money - €150 million would be a huge transfer fee that most clubs would be very tempted to accept, but not Real Madrid. When you pay €100 million two seasons ago, it means that you do not need €150 million.
- After all, everything is working better than ever - Bale's dip in form aside, Real Madrid have won 22 consecutive games in all competitions. Bale has also scored in 5 straight games, something that questions the "Bale is not playing well this season"-theory. Make no mistake. Gareth Bale is not going anywhere.