Well we have mostly had sensible Arsenal transfer rumours this summer, compared to most years, but today there has been the most ridiculous one I’ve come across so far. According to reports in Spain, Arsene Wenger made an approach to buy the ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez if he decided to leave Arsenal.
A report in the Express said: “….Spanish outlet Don Balon are sensationally reporting Arsenal approached Real Madrid over a deal for Bale earlier in the transfer window.
“It is said they feel he harbours hopes of returning to the Premier League and Wenger thought they could beat United to him.
“However, Bale supposedly rejected a move to the Emirates.
“It is said the offer they put on the table was not to the Wales international’s liking, with Bale also reluctant to move to a team who do not have Champions League football to offer.”
Real Madrid have got the new young Spanish sensation Marcus Ascensio making claims for a first team spot, and of course the European Champions have been linked with a super-mega-bid for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, which is why they are suggesting that Bale may lose his spot in the Madrid starting line-up.
But the Welshman himself has denied any interest in leaving the Spanish capital. He said when asked about the Premier League rumours: “The truth is that I do not read any of that,”
“Logically I am a British player and I am always linked with a return home.
“It happened with Beckham, with other Englishmen who came to Spain. Nothing new.
“I am happy playing in Madrid.”
Standard response I suppose, but I really can’t see any truth that Arsenal would try to sign Bale. Not only is he ex-Spuds, but he is also on massive wages and would cost a lot more than we could expect from selling Alexis!