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Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale has said that he is extremely happy with the way this season has been progressing. Bale is currently one of the six players who are nominated for the PFA player of the year award at the end of the season. This is one of the most coveted awards for a player in English football. Bale won the Young player of the year award last season. He is nominated for the category once again along with the likes of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku. Bale is having one of his best seasons as a professional footballer after managing to score 23 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season.
He has been widely linked with a £ 45 million move to Real Madrid in the summer, but he has rejected any talk of a transfer by saying that he is concentrating on the football right now. Bale was one of the influential players on the pitch in the recent 3-1 win over Manchester City. He has made his comeback into the first team despite still not recovering fully from the ankle injury he suffered in the Europa league match against FC Basel a few days ago. Bale is aiming to become the fifth player in the history of English football to win the PFA awards twice.
“The PFA nomination is massive. It’s great for your peers to vote for you. Hopefully I will win. To be nominated is fantastic and fingers crossed. The game against City was amazing. We knew it was massive going into it. The lads showed a lot of character. In the end, it was a fantastic turnaround. As soon as we scored the first everyone had that confidence, the fans raised the noise and gave us that belief to go forward and thankfully we were able to score two more,” said Bale.
Tottenham were able to secure a massive advantage in the first leg of the Europa league encounter against the Italian club Inter Milan due to the presence of Gareth Bale. However, the Welshman winger will be suspended for the return leg after receiving a booking for diving.
Bale scored in the 3-0 win over Inter Milan that puts the English club in a great position to progress to the quarter-final stage. This is the fourth time Bale has been booked for diving. The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas refused to criticise the decision taken by the referee. However, he has said that it is actually a good thing that they will not be available for the second leg. Read more »
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The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he tried to sign the Welsh winger Gareth Bale before the former Southampton man moved to Tottenham. Bale was signed from Southampton for £ 5 million as a teenager. Even though he did not have the best of starts with the Premier league club, he has since risen to the position of being one of the best players in the world. He has been linked with all the major clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Chelsea in the last few months. Ferguson has said ahead of the match with Tottenham that Bale was one of his transfer targets before Tottenham secured his signature.
However, the 70-year-old has revealed that he does not have any regrets about not signing Bale because there have been many situations in which United have not signed players they liked a lot. Ferguson has quoted the example of Paul Gascoigne, who also moved to Tottenham despite interest from Manchester United. At 23 years of age, Bale still has a lot of time in football. The winger has already scored close to 10 goals this season. He is regarded as one of the important players at Tottenham, and he was responsible for the 3-2 victory over United earlier in the season.
“We tried to buy him from Southampton and they turned us down. It was not the boy who turned us down, it was Southampton, then a few weeks later he signed for Tottenham. It happens. You don’t get them all. As I said before, we would have loved to have got (Paul) Gascoigne but we didn’t – but we did get Paul Ince and he was a great player for us. These things happen,” said Ferguson, whose team will be looking to restore the seven point lead in the table.