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Major reasons why Brazilian enigma Paulinho could not adapt to the Premier League

As Tottenham Hotspur say goodbye to their forgotten man for a seemingly generous £9.8 million fee, we look back at his troubled times in English soccer and perhaps explain why the reputation of a player sought by a host of elite European clubs in the summer of 2013 has collapsed and how he can rebuild it at Guangzhou Evergrande. Paulinho arrived at White Hart Lane in the midst...
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Former Real boss thinks Ronaldo will leave the Bernabeu before Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo will be sold off by Real Madrid before Gareth Bale is, according to the Spanish club's former manager John Toshack. Reports in Spain suggest new Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez plans to build his side around Wales forward Bale, despite the widespread criticism he received during his second season in the Spanish capital. Ronaldo has enjoyed the status of top-dog...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wales eye first major tournament, edge Belgium behind Bale's winner

CARDIFF, Wales -- Gareth Bale pounced on a defensive error to give Wales a 1-0 win over Belgium in European Championship qualifying on Friday, lifting his team atop Group B and within sight of a first major tournament since 1958. The Real Madrid star controlled on his chest a misguided back-header by Radja Nainggolan, swivelled and sidefooted a shot through the legs of goalkeeper...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United target Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid

Midfielder Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid in the summer. Heavily linked with a possible move to Manchester United, the 25-year-old admits that he needed time to settle down in the Spanish Liga and that he is already looking forward to next season. "Of course, yes [I'm staying]," he told The Sun. "I'm a […]
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bale insists he will still be at Real Madrid next season

Gareth Bale has dismissed reports he could leave Real Madrid during the summer. The 25-year-old moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 for a world-record £86 million fee, winning the Champions League in his first season but faced heavy criticism for a string of below-par display this term. Madrid fans were vocal with their disapproval, prompting Manchester United to re-assess a...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United suffer setback in Gareth Bale race

Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid according to reports from Spain. The 25-year-old was expected to leave the Spanish Liga to make a return to the English Premier League but new coach Rafa Benitez is determined to keep the Welshman. Benitez will leave Napoli at the end of the season and […]
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wales boss Coleman says Bale is ignored at Real Madrid

Wales manager Chris Coleman has accused Real Madrid's players of ignoring Gareth Bale on the pitch. Coleman's comments echoed those of Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, who claimed earlier this month that his client's career is suffering in Madrid because his team-mates "do not pass the ball to him". Bale has endured a tough second season in the Spanish capital as he has become a scapegoat...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why a Manchester United move for Gareth Bale is a bad idea

After what has been touted as a rough second campaign at the Bernabéu for Gareth Bale, the rumors started circulating that the Welshman could be set for a potential move back to his Premiere League roots, with Manchester United footing the bill. This is a categorically bad move for both Manchester and Madrid; as well as Bale. If transfer rumors are true, Gareth Bale could be leaving...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gareth Bale Doesn’t Want To Leave Real Madrid, Despite Criticism, Transfer Interest

Garet Bale isn’t ready to let go of his dream. Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett told Sky Sports on Thursday Bale does not want to leave Real Madrid this summer, despite intense criticism he receives in Spain and reported interest from leading Premier League clubs. “Why would he look to go elsewhere?” Barnett asked. “Real Madrid are the number one...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale Bangs Free Kick Off Post, Into Goal Vs. Espanyol (GIF)

Real Madrid didn’t need all 11 players to beat Espanyol Barcelona on Saturday. The Spanish giant has Gareth Bale in its galaxy of stars. Bale scored a stunning free-kick goal in the first half of Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Espanyol in La Liga (Spain’s first division). Bale regularly scores spectacular goals, and this one was among his very best. Real Madrid was already up 1...
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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