Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is Bale on the Way Out?

With the form that BAE has shown throughout the second half of the season, it seems that Gareth Bale has become one of the forgotten men at Spurs. I think most Spurs followers had recognized Bale's weaknesses, primarily his ability to defend and it has been no surprise that he has not seen the field as of late.

Harry has settled on a back four it seems at this point and Bale has not even been making the bench as of late. When Harry is filling out the team sheet, the defenders he keeps on the bench are Dawson and Chimbonda because of Pascal's versatility, and when Alan Hutton is fit I think he'll be on the bench, putting Bale further down the pecking order.

With Bale basically playing for the reserves at the moment I had wondered if he was going to go out on loan for the rest of the season. Many of our young stars have been loaned out now, and Bale is still only 19 and will certainly get better, but most Spurs fans have seemed to have given up on him.

But my question is, has Harry given up on Gareth? If he was to be loaned out, I would think that would be a sign that Harry thinks that Gareth has a future at the club, as it is he has kept Bale in the team, but is not playing him. Rumors have swirled over the past couple of months that Bale could be sold this summer, and I feel that these rumors could be gaining some credence now.

Levy has apparently told Harry that he must sell before he can buy this summer, and the players that have found themselves on the fringes of the team in the last two months would seem to be the most likely to be sold on by Harry in the summer, primarily Bale, as well as David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Pascal Chimbonda and Giovanni Dos Santos. The sales of these players would give Harry a nice little war chest for his purchases this summer.

I'm sorry that Bale might be sold on this summer. He's not ready for us as of yet to play in the Premier League, but like I said, he's only 19, so he has a bright future. But it seems that Harry has already made his decision and Bale will be moving on in the summer.

1 comment:

  1. Good quotes from Gareth here:

    Maybe there's hope yet...