The view from Spain

Madrid looking for Bale out

February 18, 2013
By Phil Ball
There's been a lot of talk about Tottenham's Gareth Bale this week in the Spanish press. Most of it has come from the country's capital, some of it has come from Catalonia, and the rest has come more timidly from Munich. It's February, the league has Barcelona's name on it - barring miracles or a decent-sized meteorite - and Real Madrid are in distinct danger of seeing their season fizzle out on a very damp fuse. Their chances of continuing in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League look somewhat ...

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