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Spurs Winning Bale Race

Mid-Table Premiership club Spurs are leading the race to sign Bale

Man United gaffer Alex Ferguson has admited that spurs are winning the race for the signing of teenage star Gareth Bale.

With only days left untill the end of the January transfer window the Gareth Bale transfer speculation is still dominating the football headlines, and it appears only a matter of time before Bale leaves Saints for the chance of much more money and premiership football.

Many clubs have been linked with Bale including - Man United, Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and even Real Madrid. But after comments made by Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson it appears that Premiership club Spurs, currently sitting in mid-table, are leading the race to sign Bale.

Speaking to Sky Sports Ferguson said 'Southampton said no to us because they are looking for more money, which they have every right to do.
'I am not exactly sure what Tottenham have offered but they have offered more and that puts them in pole position.'

With Arsenal pulling out of the running for Bale earlier this week and now Manchester United seemingly giving up to, it looks like its all up to Spurs. The most recent Spurs bid is said to be in the region of £10million.




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Date:Sunday January 28 2007
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Mid table Spurs, is that meant to be a ***** take?
ScottDaYid
28/01/2007 12:48:00
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Not at all no, its just fact, spurs are 9th which is very much mid table
Saintmike
28/01/2007 12:51:00
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Why do spurs fans have such a hard time accepting that there a mid table club, i just dont get it.
Saintmike
28/01/2007 12:53:00
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i agree Saintmike and i also like you because we share the same name.
Mikec
28/01/2007 13:12:00
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^^
Mikec
28/01/2007 13:12:00
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In all cups, 5th last season sold out home and away side Spurs is more appropriate. There was me thinking Southampton didn't mind Spurs anymore considering the Hoddle/Richards saga was years ago.
Mike_THFC
28/01/2007 13:16:00
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I agree with ScottDaYid, it is said twice in the article and is being used as a put down because we want your best player! Not very impressed as we are certainly not a mid table side, although not a top 4 side, we are in the bracket of 5-6th best in the country as was shown last yr and even now with big injuries to key players and players trying to settle in we are only 4 points off 6th, so to describe as mid table is a little disrespectful IMO! With all our key players back and adding people like Bale to the squad we will soon be able to mount another challenge for CL football! We are the right place for him to move to, much bigger club than Southampton - no comparison really, but not so big that he will sit on the bench, he will get regular first team action and get to play in Europe and will learn a lot more with us and our kids than at any other Prem club! There is only so much you can learn playing championship football, so at most if we get him, let him stay until the end of the season and then bring him in - I can live with that, no need to throw him in at the deep end just yet, atleast give him a pre-season to get used to the club, team-mates, etc! Don't want to be disrespectful to Southampton, but then a little bit of respect our way would not go a miss!
JEFE
28/01/2007 13:30:00
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Ermmmmmmmmm. League Cup Semi Final, FA Cup 5th Round, UEFA Cup Last 16 and we are having a AWFUL season in the League and we're still 9th. Perleaseeeeeeeee. Gareth Spurs is waiting lad.
ScottDaYid
28/01/2007 13:32:00
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We have that trouble, because we are a club built on tradtion and that tradition is full of trophies! We may not have won much in the last 20 yrs, but in the 60's, 70's and 80's we were a massive club both here and abroad! Up until 2 years ago I would agree we had dropped into mid table obscurity, but what has happened in the last 24 months deserve a little more respect than is being given! We are back on the up and clearly not many are happy with that! The fact that we are competing with the top 4 for points (how lucky were the scum last yr to pip us) and transfers, (ie with Utd and Arsenal for Bale) shows how far we have come and where we are going, so as I said earlier a little bit of respect would be appreciated!
JEFE
28/01/2007 13:37:00
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I don't think anyone has ever said Southampton are a 'big' club. We have never categorised ourselves as that. What we're saying is that Spurs are not. And we would all much rather Bale go to Manchester United as they will be much better for Bale than you will be.
Saintj81
28/01/2007 13:40:00
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