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Man Utd to offer Rooney to Spurs in deal for Bale?

Old TraffordManchester United are thought to be preparing a £50 million bid for Spurs winger Gareth Bale, and want-away Wayne Rooney might be a crucial part of any possible deal.

The club were surprised when Rooney handed in his transfer but now believe it offers the one possibility of prising Bale away from White Hart Lane.

A bid of £26 million plus Rooney would be seen as almost impossible to resist by the Spurs’ board – solving, as it does, the club’s long-term weakness in the striker department and bringing in cash for a creative midfielder.

United, who have all but given up their pursuit of Ronaldo, see Bale as the next best alternative, but would be loath to meet Spur’s £60 million valuation out of cash resources.

Rooney, who is desperate to return to a central strikers role, is still waiting to meet new manager David Moyes to see if such a role can be guaranteed next season. Those close to Moyes say it can not.

Although United are unwilling to sell Rooney, the idea of using him to recruit a player of Bale’s calibre is not without attraction.


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49 Responses to Man Utd to offer Rooney to Spurs in deal for Bale?

  1. N9boy Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Dream on!!!

    • Billy Reply

      May 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

      You’re right ! Unless G.Bale insists on moving on, something like what Modric did to us. Now that mother fucker is a bench warmer and still has the cheek to ask G.Bale to join him at Real Madrid. Real Madness.If G.Bale insists on moving, then he’ll fuck the duck. Please note that , as history has proven, all, if not most British footballers never or seldom shine in Spain, Germany and Italy.Ask those lads like Ian Rush, Michael Owen etc. They are living proofs and will testify.

  2. inthealley Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Codswallop ………. did you make this up during a coffee break!!?? First Spurs can’t afford Rooney’s wages, and he isn’t going to drop them. Second which particular person has come up with this idea – was it SAF or DM? Thirdly, Levy won’t go below £60M and YOU can’t afford that. Fourthly, Bale isn’t going anywhere and how will any of this persuade Spurs to let him if he wanted to? You are a bunch of dreamers in Cloud Cuckoo Land. How can you be SO desperate when you’ve just won the League???

  3. coysmanDan Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Rooney! we don’t need the fatty…

  4. coysmanDan Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    bale is not for sale this summer anyway…

  5. lee Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    4th bale isn’t going anywhere says whom? You ? Be careful inthealley be very careful I have seen crazy transfers and ones what make sense united need a left winger and quess where bale plays….. If arsenal get the 4th spot bales head is more likely turning towards the Manchester clubs more united. Desperate lol you clearly don’t understand footballers they play for a team don’t win anything go somewhere they can RVP FABREGAS MODRIC I’m not going into every player but you get the picture bale is to good for spurs this season and united have been to good for the bpl this season a match made in heaven

    • N9boy Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm


    • Disco Dub Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Manc Prick!!!!!

    • My Heart Is White Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      Unless Utd. have Ronaldo or Messi then they have nothing of any upgrade value for our club. In other words, we lose out unless we get players who are better than Bale. There are few players in the world who can perform like Bale and if you haven’t got one of them you’ve got nothing to offer a club that has. Two fingers up to you!

    • Paul Reply

      May 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Using your logic….why did Ronaldo leave then? He’s won less in his time at Madrid than he would have done if he’d stayed with Utd!!

      Whos to say his head isn’t turning towards Chelsea rather than Manchester. He doesn’t have to move, will get paid the same as either of you can afford and be in the Frame for all the competitions. So maybe you shouldn’t be so cock sure that he wants to leave and go North. I’m not a chelsea fan by the way, just poointing out that there are other options besides the two clubs in Manchester as you tried to say.

  6. James Spurs4life Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Why write this drivel? Rooney’s wage is too much for Spurs.

    • stuckincornwall Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Lee. Wale up, Do you realy think that even if bales head was turned by united that levy would sell him to you. Do you have that short of a memory that you cant remember we turned down 40+ m from chelski for modric to sell him a yr later to real for 32m. We will not sell him to a pl club. He will go real when we decide to sell him not when he decides to go.

      • ChrisW Reply

        May 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        …unless Spurs really wanted Rooney… and Rooney would accept a pay cut. So you’re probably right, not going to happen.

        • john Reply

          May 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

          even if bale does go, for the money we could get 2 or 3 very good players! dun kno

  7. BOB Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Too fat NO! LOL

  8. john Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    you are talking balls lee, our chairman will not sell to utd after the way they tapped up berbayov

    • ChrisW Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Manager and CEO at United have both just retired.So this could be an opportunity for better relations. Still, I’m sure you wouldn’t sell Bale to any Premier League club this summer except for crazy money.

      • My Heart Is White Reply

        May 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        Why would we want better relations with you lot? For some reason your club has treated our club with no respect what so ever for many years and have seen us as fair game. So I doubt very much Levy has any intention of developing relationships with a club so arrogant and disrespectful.

        • andymanc Reply

          May 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

          You’re having a laugh,we show disrespect to you lot?! You forget how you shamelessly tapped up Ezekiel Fryers and worked to stitch United up avoiding paying the proper fee.

          • Rob

            May 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

            Payback’s a bitch ain’t it!!!

  9. Billy's boots Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    The author of this comedy must of got let out of school early! Are United going to supplement Rooneys wages too! Dream on

  10. Peter Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t think Utd could give him away. Who would want to pay £200k per week to an average player? Spurs could offer him £70k max, Do you think he would take that? Surely journalists writing articles like this should think a little before writing rubbish. Just admit that the only evidence behind this is that Rooney wants away and Utd want Bale?

  11. lee Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Tapped up we paid over the odds you nutter and levy is all about cash up the gunners bring on bale we need a good left mid and you say Tottenham won’t sell to a rival are you for real united are 19 points in front of you….. REMEMBER LAST YEAR RVP WILL NEVER SIGN FOR UNITED OOPS……..rival I’m still laughing.. Worry about the teams around you not the ones you wish you could be

    • My Heart Is White Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      No I’m not for real I’m a figment of your imagination, your worst nightmare. You really are quite desperate aren’t you? Let those teams have him, they won’t be swapping someone who’s miles better.

    • My Heart Is White Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Oh yes, tapped up means the illegal approach of a player eg without the clubs permission, not how much the player is bought for. Just thought I’d educate you correctly.


    May 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Rooney – not his hair – no Granny in N17 would ever dare!

  13. dc Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    your having a laugh-who would want that wee trouble making fat twat-somebody mentioned that modric left spurs to win something-hes done well this year-won f all lol

    bale will stay and then go abroad in a couple of years

  14. lee Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    John I want you to remember today…. No champions league no chance of winning the league why would a quality player stay (I’m pointing at wilshire,/bale) spurs need to spend a lot of money on a lot of players to break into the champions league let alone compete for a trophy look who you got as strikers compared to the other teams above you just don’t have the quality

    • My Heart Is White Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Lee, I think you’ll find we broke into the champions league a few seasons back and only didn’t get in last season after finishing fourth, due to UEFA bull. So we’ve been there or there abouts without spending the huge sums of money on one single player, Berbatov, Carrick, Rooney, RVP, shall I continue. Last season, if you can remember we were giving you lot a run for our money and even had a chance to pass you after the midway point of the season, only for court cases and England jobs to derail us. All without those massive signings. With our youth team and our talent for spotting players like Bale, I think you’re all getting scared and panicked, that’s why your so desperate for Bale. If you consider, if we still had the players you tapped up and took off us, we’d be better than you.

  15. lee Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Peter if you think Wayne Rooney is an average player your off your face on marshmallows….. Bayern Madrid Chelsea arsenal PSG all linked to him and you call him average…. Your clearly an oxygen thief SAF is wrong you are right ??? hmmmmm I don’t think so lol

  16. lee Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    DC is that all you narrow mind can cope with one season I think modrics went for the long term not just a season I promise you real Madrid will win more than Tottenham over the next 10 years….. Or we can do it year buy year you clueless loser

    • Marco77 Reply

      May 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Jesus …are you 8 years old? Who taught you to spell and write the English language? English is my second language and I have no idea How anyone in England can be so illiterate.

      Back to the article: Bale will not leave this Summer, Rooney will not be wanted at Spurs, Spurs unlikely to make CL, but will spend enough to get decent people in this Summer. Levy has realized the ignorance of his ways over the past 2 transfer windows.

  17. Curtis Agnew Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Rooney wouldn’t get anywhere near the Munich or chelsea team. Couldn’t see him going to arsenal either an psg would be a step down. Who would want him he has no fight left in him went away huffing coz rvp took his spot in the team and asks for a transfer!! Everton might take him

  18. oz Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    manure only know how to buy titles nothing esle.

  19. FUFergie Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Are you fuckin totally mad????? You expect Spurs to go for an ugly useless t**t like Looney and give up on a genuine World Class Bale…..You are sick !!!

  20. OPTAGUY Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I don’t think there will be much attraction for Bale playing in a team managed by David Moyes. No disrespect to the man, but he is not top class. I remember watching a United game not long ago (against Arsenal) and their passing was fluent and patient. One thing that supporting spurs has taught me; Changing the manager can completely ruin that dynamic. I also wonder how Moyes will react under the pressure of the press. Bale would certainly fit into a Alex Ferguson United. But in the next few windows he’ll be better off weighing his options. He’ll have to see where Barca, Munich, City, PSG and Real are in a years time. If I was him I’d wait and see if Barca or Munich come knocking. They are the last two teams left with a stable ethos.

  21. tony Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Quite apart from the fact that Daniel Levy made a public pledge to Spurs supporters NEVER to sell to Utd again, on the Tottenham website, the day after the Berbatov transfer. Now lets look at mathematics.

    Levy is negotiating with Bale to extend the current contract, which has 3 years left to run. That would probably mean Bale being at Spurs for two more years. So here’s the equation. Two years of Bale at £7.5m a year wages= £15m, but selling Bale at the end of that period for approx £60m. Net profit to Tottenham £45m.

    Two years of Rooney at £12.5m a year wages = £25m. However because Rooney will be 30 in October 2015, with declining fitness and huge wages, the likely resale value on Rooney is likely to be around £5m at best. Net cost to Tottenham – £20m. Also Rooney is likely to require a huge signing on fee. In addition with Spurs about to build the new stadium, having a bankable star like Bale, will attract sponsors and investors. Equally, selling him sends out all the wrong signals.

    So overall the loss to Tottenham would be in excess of £65m. Even if Utd give Spurs £25m in addition, Spurs are still over £40m out of pocket. Levy will put this proposal straight into the round filing cabinet.

  22. lee Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Oz…. Name a club what doesn’t spend money on players to help improve the fact some clubs have more isn’t a curse…… I’m going to guess your a gunner when man u are strolling to titles and Chelsea Tottenham arsenal are struggling for 3rd and 4th…… Funny you don’t say anything about barca Munich or juve look at what they spend compared to the rest of the premier and you go on as bout buying titles grow up

  23. bobby Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 10:15 am

    if i was bale i wouldnt let levy decide the biggest step in my career! i think he would want to stay in the PL and dont think levy should decide when and where he goes. He is way too good for spurs and has done them proud. i think he would also fit best at man utd and i dont think he would want to go real madrid, they are rubbish!

    • tony Reply

      May 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      You obviously haven’t listened to what Bale has said, his main interest if he leaves Spurs, is to move abroad. Crossing the Manchester Ship Canal has never been considered moving abroad. By the way you may be rubbish next year- a defensive coach, Rooney moving away and RVP one year older plus a doddery old defence. Also all of the players Utd are being linked with ( Bale, Modric, Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Falcoa) are not coming anytime soon. By the end of next season 3rd or 4th may look like bliss!

  24. Alicat Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    This would make no sense what so ever. Unless the money part of the deal was dramatically increased, Levy wouldn’t even consider it. The money needs to start at £50 million then Rooney on top. What this fails to recognise is if Spurs are going to sell then the clubs involved will push the price through the roof. We will get offers of players and money from the biggest clubs out there. If this was the best utd could do then they will get blown out of the water. psg alone will offer money alone that would kill this type of deal. See Spurs are in a strong position, Bale loves the club and ideally wants to stay, but only for the lack of champions league football will he potentially leave and that’s no guarantee.He has never once mentioned other clubs in England and his only admission is to play aboard in the future. Add to that the three years on his contract, meaning Spurs have this year to play with in terms of when they sell. Bale will retain his value for several years yet barring injury. Like i said nothing here makes sense if utd are serious the minimum money has to be 40+ million then players on top, because real madrid will come in above that anyway and we haven’t even mentioned city, psg, chelski, bayern and barca who may all have a punt. United has appeal and draw of course, but this time i think they are down the pecking order in terms of money and add to that no Fergie.

  25. Mark-9ten Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Rooney is not the type of striker Spurs want or need! Yes he is still good, but, we need a prolific scorer of goals, a fox in the box, not a Teddy “slide rule pass” type of player. The other point is that Manchester is not abroad! Bale has said he would like to play abroad; Rooney has played with a Broad, but this isn’t the way that Bale is thinking!

  26. Lord Ship Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    He’s too chavvy for the bright lights of London.. He’ll be better off going to Hull

  27. ALLY Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Can you sale rooney
    And buy bale pls

  28. RED 20 Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Rooney wouldn’t go to a small club like Spuds, he is used to winning things and champions league football and 76,000 fans every week, it would be like going back to playing for his school team, but in front of a few cockney mummy’s – boys clown supporters instead. Can see us getting Bale though if Ronaldo not coming back. Who cares anyway, still celebrating 20

  29. spurian Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    what a load of tosh!!

  30. Nick Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    i would love rooney at spurs , bale is an overrated diva anyways

  31. nathan Reply

    May 18, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Has someone mentioned rooneys resale value being £5m in two years? Wow, lets start by saying Rooney is amongst the best players to have ever played in the premiership. Lets add that bale is Tottenham, as Tottenham are a corrupt and small team, their football being ran by bale, everything else being ran by the most Jewish new ever. Bale has never ruled out a move to another premiership club, and often been quoted showing his admiration for Ryan giggs, also quoted saying he would love to play club football with him at some stage in his career. So lets look at the facts, man united have been granted upto £200m spend this summer, Tottenham are a miniature club with a new that if he see’s 7 zeros, will ejaculate and cash in. £60,000,000. Rooney is currently valued around £40m possibly half around the time of his 30th birthday. Pure ignorance of the facts on this thread, players wanna play for a bigger club, Tottenham could possibly be in the champions league, where they will be knocked out in group stage. £60m could buy Tottenham a team which would be better than what they have now.

  32. Nsukka Reply

    July 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Rooney has 2yrs contract Remaing he dnt hav any uption dan 2join spurs so dat Bale wl swich ova 2man u since he wnt 2go BC man u can nt do Buziness wth chealse Morriho.

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