Real Madrid Transfer News: Major Deals Gareth Bale Signing Could Trigger
As has happened in past transfer windows, a domino effect of big-money moves could be set to take place as a result of the Welshman’s late switch.
As the butterfly effect suggests, even the smallest event can have huge repercussions elsewhere in the world, and Bale’s substantial wing-flapping is a big way to get the ball rolling.
Fabio Coentrao to Tottenham
With Bale now at the Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti has a supremely talented left-sided attacker.
While he is more advanced than Coentrao in a positional sense, Los Blancos' newest star will make it more difficult for the Portuguese international to gain a first-team foothold.
As was suggested throughout most of the transfer saga, Greg Stobart of Goal.com says that Spurs are still keen on landing Coentrao, with a fee of £15 million being touted.
A wing-back by nature, the 25-year-old would presumably provide competition for a number of people—including Danny Rose and Benoit Assou-Ekotto in defence, and Nacer Chadli further forward.
Mesut Ozil Also Heads to North London
As has become well-publicised at this point, Arsene Wenger is attempting to stage a coup in signing Mesut Ozil for a fee of €45 million, as confirmed by Guillem Balague on Twitter.
AFC and RM reached deal for Ozil, €45m+5 in objectives. BUT not personal terms agreed yet, lots separating AFC and player.— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) September 2, 2013
With Bale now among Real Madrid's attacking midfield options, the German international’s representatives are reportedly keen on securing him a move elsewhere due to the level of competition now under Carlo Ancelotti.
As Balague suggests, there’s still a long way to come between Arsenal and Ozil in terms of personal terms, but Real’s most recent addition has certainly made things all the more likely.
Guilherme Siqueira to the Bernabeu
Should Coentrao indeed leave the Spanish capital this transfer deadline day, Granada’s Guilherme Siqueira is the most obvious candidate to come in as left-back cover.
Charles Perrin of the Express has alleged that Real have already agreed a deal for the defender if Coentrao does leave, either on a season-long loan or a permanent basis.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United
Of course, it’s only a pipe dream for Red Devils supporters, but that won’t stop the Premier League champions from clinging on to the thought of bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last week, Daniel Taylor of the Guardian stated that Ronaldo was keen on a move back to his former stomping ground, but also that such a transfer wouldn’t occur until next summer.
However, stranger things have happened considering the Portuguese international has been fairly candid concerning his love for the Old Trafford outfit.
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