So worth the $136 million
So worth the $136 million
In case you forgot, Gareth Bale is a rather good footballer. He reminded all of us today with this ridiculous strike in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Elche.
Take a bow, sir.
This tackle by Stoke’s Charlie Adam has Tottenham midfielder Paulinho sidelined for up to a month. It’s not the first time Adam has seemingly gone after Spurs players, including a couple of incidents involving Gareth Bale.
Adam took to Twitter to clear the air:
Just for the record and to the people tweeting me abuse saying so, I don’t and never have had anything against @SpursOfficial— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam)
Paulinho’s fellow Brazilian teammate, Sandro, had a message for Adam as well, using his own Twitter and Instagram accounts to send a menacing warning:
Charlie Adams - THE BEAST IS WATCHING YOU!!! - @sandroraniere
Adam may be a little more cautious next time he takes on Tottenham.
Real Madrid already have an array of the world’s top stars, but they seem determined to improve further still. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Isco would provide enough flair for most teams. Madrid, however, seem destined to increase those levels in the summer.
In today’s newspapers Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is linked with a move to the Spanish giants. They are reportedly hoping Rooney stalls on a new contract so they can snatch him for a bargain price.
For this rumor and the rest of Sunday’s transfer gossip, click here.
Kostas Mitroglou is causing a stir in the Greek league and his eye for goal has not gone unnoticed by some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Mitroglou has scored 14 goals in as many games for Olympiakos which has prompted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund. We’ve also got the latest on Gareth Bale and Wilfried Zaha. Just click here for more.
Despite both scoring for their club this week, both Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o could face increased competition from another forward. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho appears keen to bolster his attacking options and has his sights set on Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa. The Brazilian-born striker has been in superb goal-scoring form so far this season and is emerging as one of Europe’s top attackers.
We also have rumors on Gareth Bale and Arsenal target Fernando Llorente. For this and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.
Image courtesy of Reuters
How’s this for a wager?
In the 87th minute of Wales’ World Cup qualifier against Belgium, 16-year-old Harry Wilson entered the match to became his country’s youngest-ever senior player. As great of a moment as it was for Wilson, it was perhaps even better for his grandfather, who fifteen years ago wagered £50 that Harry would suit up for Wales’ senior team one day:
Great moment for me personally tonight, would like to thank everyone for the support and all the kind messages!🙏— harry wilson (@harrywilson_)
Wilson’s grandfather, Peter Edwards, was given 2,500/1 odds by a bookmaker in 2000 for the bet, when Wilson was just 18 months old. He’s now £125,000 richer, and, at age 62, is set to retire a year earlier than he planned.
Edwards told the BBC:
"I was shattered because I had to wait for 85, 86 minutes before he came on and I was panicking because they’d already substituted twice, so I thought he wasn’t going to make it.
But when he came on I had another glass of wine. (I was) a proud granddad first for sure.”
If Wilson doesn’t receive the best Christmas present of his life from his grandpa this year, something is seriously wrong.
Real Madrid were linked with lots of good players over the summer transfer window. They landed their main target Gareth Bale among others and lost key midfielder Mesut Ozil. It seems Madrid will be looking for some more firepower during the January window. Today’s newspapers reckon Sergio Aguero tops their shopping list and Spanish international David Silva could also follow his colleague out of Manchester City.
For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.
According to the Daily Mail, Bale will pay landlord Kaka £10,000 ($16,000) per month to rent his mansion, which is valued at £6.5 million ($10.4 million). The two-story, four-bedroom house includes a gym, indoor pool, two utility rooms, several terraces and a six-car garage, a perfect space for stash all that cash.
Bale’s neighbors will include Real Madrid teammates Iker Casillas, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo also lives in the neighborhood, but he is reportedly trying to sell his $7 million mansion.
Hmm, wonder why.