We have breathed barely enough to fully process the news of the bombing that Tottenham Hotspur are negotiating with Real Madrid for the return of Gareth Bell not only to his former club, but the acquisition of Sergio Reguillán on the left Has also done.
But the news is not stopping there. Oh no. According to Matt Law in the Telegraph, the deal that could bring Gareth home on a one-year loan at a discounted wage could possibly be a very spectacular step in the other direction – Dele’s one-year loan to Bernabeu.
This is the rarest of transfers – debt swaps. The article is behind a paywall, but that’s why we’re here. Buckle in, let’s dig in.
According to Law, one possible option would be to grant 50% of his £ 600k wages with Madrid to send Bell on loan on a one-year deal with Mad. He leaves the Spurs on the hook for £ 300k / week. However, Dele will then return to Madrid on a one-year loan, with Madrid paying all his £ 150k / week salary.
The end result is Spurs Bale for a season at £ 150k / wk. While Madrid ends with a year of delays in full wages. What happens after that is anyone’s guess – it will depend on how both players are feeling (and performing) in their new clubs.
And wait – it can be a forest.
Another possibility is to make a permanent move for both players, but this will actually require Ally to pay a fee as he is seven years younger than the 31-year-old Bell and still has four years left on his Spurs contract.
—Matt Law, The Telegraph
It is very important to say the following here – they are listed as POSSIBILITIES, not certainties. Negotiations between Madrid and Tottenham continue, and the law in the article is careful enough to say that these are the subject of discussion and not the final one. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a loan-swap in action, much less this high profile associated with a Premier League club. We do not know whether Levi rejected these by hand. The law, however, is suggesting that those are the two views that have been discussed.
Certainly, something like this puts a good loss on my enthusiasm for Gareth Bell’s return. As the idea of Bale’s sensational return to North London gets a bit heartbroken, it actually defeats the idea of cutting bait on a player like Dele, especially when the return is a 31-year-old injury-prone player. It’s a deeply weird idea, and I really don’t like it.
Real Madrid is said to praise Dele and has questioned him several times in the past. There is some history there, and there is a murmur that there may be a square peg in the round hole of Delle Jose Mourinho’s strategy. Add to the revelations from the Amazon “all or nothing” documentary where Mourinho calls Delle “lazy” and “bad trainer” and after the loss to Everton on Sunday, where Maui makes a comfortable return to the halt and later completes Called the team lazy. . In that context, you begin to wonder if this can happen.
This is a moving target. At this point nothing is set in stone. We do not know if there can be a bell deal, but the law says there is a desire to make some kind of arrangement from both sides. It would certainly be something if a significant player from Spurs’ past returns at the expense of one of his best players of the last five years.