Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

What you could buy for a Bale

Bale.jpg

The British footballing press have been circling like sharks over one transfer story this summer: Gareth Bale and his increasingly likely move to Real Madrid.

Noises coming out of the internet suggest that a final price has been penciled onto the transfer documents - a staggering £105,000,000.

Given the unwieldy number of zeros, we felt inclined to break down what you could buy for a Bale in footballing terms.


________________________________

NINE LUKAS PODOLSKIS

Arsenal purchased the German forward in 2012 for a sum believed to be in the region of £10.9 million. One Bale equates to nine Podolskis. In fact, one Bale costs nearly as much as Arsenal's entire starting eleven.


________________________________

SEVEN ANDY CARROLLS

Could Bale take Carroll's crown as the most expensive British footballer? At the reduced price of £15 million that West Ham picked him up for, Real Madrid could have seven of their own ponytailed forwards.


________________________________

FOUR (AND THREE QUARTER) VAN PERSIES

Van Persie was an invaluable addition to Manchester United's squad last season, contributing 26 goals to their Premier League winning campaign. While the Dutchman is considerably older than Bale, you'd have a pretty handy front line if you could afford four of him.


________________________________

THREE EDEN HAZARDS

The young Belgian had an impressive first season with Chelsea, having been purchased from Lille. Real Madrid could have picked up three of him for one Bale.


________________________________

TWO KAKÁS

Okay, so you could only buy 1.9 Kakás for a Bale - so a Kaká without his shinpads. No other Brazilian has scored as many goals in the Champions League.


________________________________

TWO FERNANDO TORRESES

It took a few months for Fernando Torres to look worthy of his £50 million price tag, but the Spaniard has produced some vital goals since joining Chelsea. Still, we actually think we'd rather have one Bale than two Torreses.


________________________________

THE ETIHAD STADIUM

Well nearly. Manchester City paid Laing Construction £112 million to build their new stadium - and what's £7 million between friends?


________________________________

So, will he go? Are Spurs mad to cash in, or is it shrewd business? Let us know in the comments below.

(Footballer's images: Allstar; Etihad Stadium: Rex)

Related

KITHERO1.jpg

50 Worst Football Kits Ever

GigiBecaliHERO.jpg

Football Chairman Stops Transfer From Prison

af.png

Premier League Televised Football Picks Announced

Comments

More

Danny Baker's 'The Game': the best football show you've never seen

This show is the meaning of Proper Football

by Adam Hurrey
25 May 2017

Lads jokingly ask Premier League player for a kickabout & he turns up

"Guys I've got a ringer for the match, I think he might be quite useful"

by Matt Tate
24 May 2017

Anthony Joshua wants to fight on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard

The big showdown just got bigger

by Dave Fawbert
22 May 2017

Power and Pain: The incredible loneliness of being superhumanly strong

What drives a person to gain super strength? We travel with strongman Laurence Shahlaei to find out...

by Matt Blake
19 May 2017

We have a contender for the greatest own goal ever scored

Move over Jamie Pollock

by Dave Fawbert
17 May 2017

Conor McGregor has agreed a deal with the UFC to fight Mayweather

Terms have seemingly been arranged

by Dave Fawbert
16 May 2017

Anthony Joshua's next fight has been pencilled in for October

And it won't be at Wembley

by Dave Fawbert
16 May 2017

Spurs fan leaves farewell note to pillar that blocked his view

So long, White Hart Lane

by Dave Fawbert
15 May 2017

Football is on a journey to finally dealing well with mental health

Aaron Lennon's recent situation has led to other players approaching the PFA about their own mental health, but the sport still has a long way to go

by Tom Victor
10 May 2017

Kings of Leon's bassist learnt the hard way not to slag off wrestling

Don't go after WWE, because it'll come back at you much harder

by Matt Tate
09 May 2017