There have been many bold transfer rumors associated with Newcastle United’s future takeover, but this latest report may be the icing on the cake for supporters.
According to the Marca, Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is a “top priority” for the new owners of the Magpies and since the stories have emerged further from the Daily Mail and FourFourTwo.
Gareth Bale for £ 53 million plus wages – yes or no?
It is claimed that the giants of the Northeast could offer the Welshman a way back to England for £ 53 million, offering him a salary similar to that in Madrid – around £ 350,000 a week after tax (Forbes via target).
Prior to this extraordinary transfer request, Newcastle had been linked to the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Nabil Fekir and Philippe Coutinho, so it’s just a sign of things that will happen once the acquisition has been officially confirmed, you would have thought.
The 30-year-old has struggled for game time since Zinedine Zidane’s return as manager, leading to the aforementioned report stating that he has been told to leave.
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This season, Bale has made only 18 appearances, scoring three goals and providing two assists, via Transfermarkt.
But what do fans think of the landing of the former Spurs? Here’s what was said on social media …
It would be worse than when we signed Michael Owen
– JordxnT (@ JxrdanT97) May 12, 2020
100% agree. He is now 30 years old – he is prone to injuries and loves another sport. We’ve been here before and continue to swear at Michael Owen. He loves himself too much. Give me an ASM on GB right now. I would prefer to buy Grealish players and young people rather than expensive beens.
– Limited Poet (@ greenpoet100) May 12, 2020
I’m the only one who doesn’t want Bale. Excellent for a session, if not always injured. He will. I want us to build something and I don’t think Bale would be that brick. I think he was / is a good player but not the right player for us right now.
– Peter Liddle (@ PeterLiddle1) May 12, 2020
He wouldn’t want it
– David Parry (@ davepaz101) May 12, 2020
Strap in 😂😂😂😂
– John O (@JohnLOllier) May 13, 2020
– Jeff Jackson D’Angelo (@bannersandbags), May 12, 2020
I feel this could turn into another Michael Owen situation …
– Rob G ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@shearersbuddy) May 12, 2020
Deal you like
– ⚫🔥⚪ (@simplyMaximin) May 12, 2020
It would be NO signature.
– Toon Talking (@ToonTalking) May 12, 2020
I hope not
– Anthony Owens (@shepowens) May 12, 2020
– Chris conway⚫️⚪️ (@cnwychris) May 12, 2020
– ollie 🇸🇦✨ (@ollienufc) May 12, 2020
No, Andy Carroll 2.0. I don’t want another Michael Owen
– Matthew Sajban (@Thenewmatthew) May 12, 2020
– A̳n̳d̳r̳e̳w̳ (@Andy_Newc) May 12, 2020
– David Sneddon (@sneddo_david) May 12, 2020
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