Mario Diaz: Tired of Bale Transfer Saga

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Mario Diaz: Tired of Bale Transfer Saga

You can choose to believe Will McAvoy at The Newsroom or on the flip side feel that journalism is something ugly shown by the way CNN.com is supposed to have managed the 'Miley Cyrus ' issue.

 

Sports journalism is something absolutely different different to journalism, it's another world. We have the proof.

 

A week ago, most of the radio sports spaces announced on Thursday  night that Tottenham and Real Madrid (finally) reached a €100m (£85m) agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale.

 

It was reported that he was scheduled to be presented at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday in order to enable the last glory moment for Raúl.

 

Less than a week later, this wednesday in La Coruña after beating Deportivo 0-4, Fernando Fernández Tapias, vice-president of Real Madrid, recognize that there some troubles in the transaction.

 

Nothing serious though, in fact, André Villas-Boas himself affirmed that the movement is unstoppable.

 

Probably you, like me, are sure that Gareth Bale will play for Real Madrid the next season. Daniel Levy has spent the money of Bale's transfer (may be even more). And you can buy Real Madrid's shirt with Bale's name and number 11 on the back all around Spain. So you, me, Levy and Florentino Pérez know what it's gonna happen.

 

I still remember how it was with Michael Owen or David Beckham. And Cristiano Ronaldo... Do you remember that summer? "CR7, signed". "Cristiano must wait". "Ferguson: Ronaldo will stay". It's the same, exactly the same situation.

 

Right now, Erik Lamela is a Spurs player, Adem Ljajic will go to Rome and Di María is waiting to change Real Madrid for Arsenal or PSG in the same moment Bale's transfer will be official. 

 

This is the solution for the puzzle and it cost 91 million euros.

 

Everything is so clear that Los Blancos have constructed the structure needed for the show of the Bale's presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu.

 

Now It's time for Kaká 's transfer saga and I warn you: media will say a club one day and a different one the next. Nothing changes though because this is journalism, sports journalism.

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