Time could be right for Bale sale

Date published: Thursday 8th August 2013 4:57

With transfer headlines dominated by the future of Gareth Bale Spurs fans might wonder the time is right to cash in on the Welshman.

Bale was priceless to Spurs last season and it will break lily white hearts around the world if he does decide to leave the club, a player of his quality is hard to come around and will be a challenge to replace straight away.

However with a potential record breaking £85million on the cards perhaps it’s time to take the money and spend it on areas which need strengthening.

The sale of Steven Caulker baffled quite a few fans, especially with our current centre-back crisis. Three of our first choice centre-halves are injured and might not be fully fit to face Crystal Palace on Sunday week. Selling our only fit defender doesn’t seem like great logic from Daniel Levy despite getting a decent fee for the England international.

By cashing in on Bale as soon as possible we could avoid the fiasco seen against Monaco, with Jake Livermore and Zeki Fryers part of a makeshift defence which resulted in a disastrous result – despite it being pre season no one wants to see any more 5-2 losses.

Despite having a bid rejected for the highly-rated Romanian international Vlad Chiriches now could be a good time re approach the centre back with a fresh offer and get the deal done or look elsewhere to find another top draw defender.

A key area which AVB should be looking to strengthen is at left back, with the former winger Danny Rose set to start in the position, this area is in need of a revamp. With the money from sale there is no reason why Levy shouldn’t bid for someone like Leighton Baines, no bids have been received for the player as of yet and he might just be interested in a move to a club consistently pushing for those Champions League places.

It could be time for Aaron Lennon to finally face some competition down the right wing. Since joining the club in 2006 Lennon has not fulfilled his full potential, there have been glimpses of what he has to offer but has not progressed to the point where he should go unchallenged. With the future of Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor also uncertain, another striker would be the cherry on top of a so far successful window.

As fans we have seen too many transfer sagas go to the wire and there is a feeling of worry that the same could happen with Bale. If Levy waits like previous years the money will be wasted as there would be little time to bring in the top class players we need to push on without the star.

If the club wants to cash in then so be it, no player is bigger than the club, however if were willing to lose our best player we need to be quick enough to replace him with people of the same calibre. Come on you Spurs!

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