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Casillas Weighs In On Bale Saga

Casillas Weighs In On Bale Saga

By Diogo Peral - Jul 30, 2013 02:12 PM

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has named Welsh winger Gareth Bale as one of the "top three or four" players in Europe.

The Tottenham Hotspur star has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, though Spurs have publicly stated that he is not for sale.

Spanish daily Marca has run with a front-page story suggesting that Spurs are holding out for a fee of around GBP 126 million - almost GBP 50 million more than the world record fee paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

It is not said whether Madrid would be willing to push that far for the player, but Casillas believes Bale is certainly one of the top targets in Europe at present.

"We are talking about one of the top three or four best players in Europe and it's normal that his name is being discussed because he has all the qualities a footballer needs," he said.

"Every transfer is controversial in its own way, for better or worse, but we are speaking about a very good, decisive player.

"I'm sure we'll make another signing before the transfer window shuts."

Casillas also said that he had a good feeling about new Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti after meeting the Italian.

"I spoke to him for just five minutes and I came to the conclusion he is a winner. He makes that clear to you from the start," he added.

"Whenever a new coach comes in it's a new challenge and I'm happy about starting a new era.

"Madrid need to start winning games and trophies after last season and fight for all three competitions."


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Bagwell Joined: 01 Apr 2013
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Bagwell Jul 31, 2013 05:50 PM
@Gerrerd no after they are done with Bale they will ask CR7 to sign a new contract that will make him the best paid ever..
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MR E Jul 31, 2013 01:25 PM
So it mins he'll be paid more than Cr7 by da way!!!!!!!!!!
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ngezane Jul 31, 2013 10:51 AM
dts ridiculous amount, we hv Cr7. dimaria we ar covered n plz dnt release Modric. keep ds team lyk it is
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Bagwell Jul 31, 2013 02:46 AM
by the way their first target choice was Neymer, meaning that they were willing to pay up to €250m, that means Perez is that mourhon who can buy Messi with €950m plus Cr7 on top hahaha.
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Bagwell Jul 31, 2013 02:40 AM
Perez is the best mourhon the world ever see b4, I'm sure he can pay up to €950m for Messi..Neymer was their first choice meaning he was ready to pay up to €250m, I'm not exegerating things here I mean thisg
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jommak Jul 31, 2013 01:46 AM
Nxa...only a complete moron will spend 100mil + a player on a good(notice I didn't say great) player & be proud about it...so I see being an utter sucker & idiot is not regarded as stupid by these foolish Hyenas...talk about Levi milking dry a cashcow!!! This Peres truly is a super moron, great example to show money & brains don't always go hand in hand...
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Tomlondon Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM
I think I had forgotten to tell you that,for you not to have played in the final let alone winning it for the past decade,I don't think it was because you were not good enough,it looks more of a curse than anything,so I don't see the arrival of Bale setting a revolution,but with the army Madrid already have now,plus Bale,thhey will present the worst nightmare any team can have on a matchaday
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ntsakohasani Jul 30, 2013 10:47 PM
Wtch barca collect a treble this season trust me.
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Tomlondon Jul 30, 2013 09:08 PM
@ thee comet,do I have to remind you about the 1st chapter of the galacticos that spent 6 consecutive seasons bowing out of UCL round of 16,even CR7 witnessed the last episode of that series
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LEEROY246 Jul 30, 2013 08:05 PM
Proces of scoring a goal for barca and madrid. Valdez>puyol>alves>pique>alba> bosquets>xavi>pedro>alexis>ini esta>messi=goal.....madrid-cas illas>alonso>ozil>c.r.7=goal.
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LEEROY246 Jul 30, 2013 07:59 PM
@comet i am a madridster and i am scared.just the imaginati0n of c.r.bale linking together sends shverz down my spine....possibly to ready myself for the m0st exciting,lightning fast,most dangerous cmbinati0n ever witnesd in the history of soccer as a sport...already sum concernd oppositi0n fans are tryn to take cmfort in the price of the deal forgeting unlike their club,money is nt a problem at the whte house.true that,all the neutrals want to see madrid counterattacking barca-neymer wth bale
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Cbucsok Jul 30, 2013 07:26 PM
Milk them Mr Levy milk them! they r desperate dey know de will b no 'galactico hype' without Bale, dey r so obsessed with dis galactico thing of theirs even if it means dey get ripped off! I really like this Levy guy, he knows a cash cow when he sees one! milk dem Levy milk d hyenas!
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jonblack Jul 30, 2013 06:15 PM
With u on goal I can't see Madrid win anything
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RichardMarvin Jul 30, 2013 06:11 PM
I thought they said ths is the Barca way of wining transfers,, bt here the captain of the white house is busy flirting with Bale & Nobody cares bwt it coz Hs not a Barca Playa...Mxm,, Ths Editors.
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Islandunitedfc Jul 30, 2013 04:22 PM
Now you can speak Casillas

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