The Italian media has been sniffing and quite understandably so around The Boy Bale for some time now. But when it comes to these foreign mega-bid deals I’m always sceptical. They might scan well as a headline, but history is not littered with young lads who have barely mastered their native tongue making the extraordinary leap into unknown cultures. Well, apart from Great Train Robbers.
Tonight’s news comes then from the Italian daily, Gazzetta dello Sport who believe that Lyons’ left wing-man Michel Bastos has been subject to strong interest from our lot.
Bastos is a class act, Lille were weighed off to the tune of £18M for him. Like Bale, he’s versatile. He can cross with great ability and he’s a triffic shot on him.
Why would this happen? Well one obvious answer is that nothing lasts forever (just like they taught me that in the SAS). Another answer is ‘no it bloody well won’t as Baler’s staying forever and a day’.
Do let me know wot you fink. Crazy Italian bar stewards or Spurs preparing for the worst?