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Tottenham Set for £13m Gareth Bale Swap Deal in January?

by Mr Neutral


Good deal all round?

Gareth Bale...down but not out.

AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur are negotiating a deal that would see Marek Jankulovski and Gareth Bale swap clubs.

The Rossoneri are willing to give the Spurs the Czech international plus an additional €5 million for the services of the Welsh starlet during the winter transfer window that opens in January.

The 20-year-old has a boatload of potential and can also play as a left midfielder similar to Jankulovski. The report insists that negotiations are already well advanced.

Bale made 30 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham last season, but with the excellent form of Benoit Assou-Ekotto he may have a tough time breaking into the starting XI.

Meanwhile, Jankulovski has been a first team member of the Rossoneri since 2005. (

£8m rated 32 year old Jankulovski is a vastly experienced left sided player who has had near on a decade of success in Serie A with Napoli, Udinese and AC Milan and such a deal could only be of benefit to Harry Redknapp.

Gareth Bale’s failings have been much publicised, not least his inability to take part in a winning Premier League game for the club. He has potential but he doesn’t apparently rock Harry’s world so may well be surplus to requirements. Although still only 20 a move that could see the north London club receiving a decent cash injection plus the Czech international will surely be tempting.

Given that Marek can play just as effectively at left back and further advanced to an almost winger like role, the Spurs boss will be getting a very adaptable player who could thrive in the Premier League. He is also super fit so should still have a few years in the tank.

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