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Toshack claims he recommended Bale to Barcelona

November 7, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Former Real Madrid and Wales manager John Toshack has claimed he recommended Gareth Bale to Barcelona prior to his move to Tottenham.

Bale, 21, joined Spurs from Southampton in 2007 in a deal worth up to £10 million, but he has recently been rated at around £50 million after a series of impressive performances during 2010.

Barca, Madrid and Inter are all believed to have shown interest in Bale, but Toshack claims he gave the Spanish champions the chance to sign the player before ...

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