Friday, March 13, 2009

Gareth Bale Should Be the Next to Move

With the news of loan signings galore coming out from the club today, I want to propose another player to go out on loan for the rest of the season, and that would be Gareth Bale. The other nineteen year-olds in the squad have moved out for the rest of the season, and I believe it would benefit Bale to go for a bit as well.

Harry doesn't rate Bale as a defender right now, especially with how BAE has turned into a decent footballer throughout the year. When he rested BAE against Sunderland, Bale wasn't even in the squad and Chimbonda looked atrocious as the left-back, who didn't play the ball with his left foot at all.

Every Spurs fan, and most other supporters know of Bale's infamous record with Spurs in Premier League contests. I can't blame him too much as he was injured through most of last year, and when he was playing this year it was mostly for Ramos and we all remember fondly the beginning of the season, don't we? I don't think Bale is going to see the field too much more this season, with the lack of fixtures now BAE will be fully rested before each match.

By allowing Bale to go out on loan until the end of the season, we are not admitting defeat in signing him, we are developing him as a player. Let him go back to Southampton for the rest of the season and watch him help fight to keep the Saints up. Or allow him to go somewhere near the playoff picture, such as Preston North End, who were rumored to be interested in Gunter, and let him fight for promotion.

He was the "next big thing" when he was in the Championship, and by honing his skills for two more months he might be able to make a dent in the side next year. Having him stay at the club with little hope of seeing the field will just delay his development, and sadly some supporters may boo him like Bentley against Boro, and further erode his confidence.

Let's see Bale get some quality time on the pitch and hope he becomes that player we were fighting Manchester United for two years ago. Think about it Harry and Mr. Levy!

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