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Gareth Bale Transfer to Real Madrid Delayed Until Tottenham Find Replacement

gareth bale8 Gareth Bale Transfer to Real Madrid Delayed Until Tottenham Find Replacement

The repercussions of Chelsea swooping in for Willian out of the grasp of Tottenham Hotspur has had an immediate effect. Real Madrid were going to unveil Gareth Bale as their new signing today, but the Press Association is reporting that Tottenham have delayed the sale of Gareth Bale until the club can find an immediate replacement.

Willian’s club Anzhi Makhachkala have reportedly agreed a £32million deal with Chelsea to let the Brazilian midfielder join the Stamford Bridge club. All that remains is for the player to pass a medical this afternoon, and then to put pen to paper on a deal that will give him Champions League football — something that Tottenham couldn’t offer this season.

Willian’s move to Chelsea may open the door for Tottenham Hotspur to finalize a deal with AS Roma to sign Erik Lamela. The highly-rated midfielder can play on either wing or through the middle.

What’s your opinion? Is Lamela in the same class as Bale, or should Tottenham Hotspur hold out to try to sign a bigger name and better play in this transfer window?


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