News dominating all the papers this morning is of course about Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, and his desire to join Real Madrid.
Rather than keep speculating about whether a deal is imminent or not you must remember the Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a tough negotiator, and if reports coming out of Spain are correct when we read that a meeting has been arranged between Levy and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to be held in Miami between the 6th and 7th of August we can put this story on the back burner for a week.
Meanwhile Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels that the current United squad is good enough to retain their Premier League title without the help of any new signings.
So far manager David Moyes has failed in his attempt to bolster the United midfield having lost out to Bayern Munich for Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara and also former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas who prefers to stay at the Nou Camp.
United veteran Rio Ferdinand however feels that the current squad is capable of retaining the title no matter what happens in the transfer market.
Saying: “We’re confident. If we had to go into the season with the players that we’ve got now I’d be more than confident and with high hopes of doing well and winning trophies.
“If the manager adds to that and chooses to add to that, then great – but it remains to be seen.”
Manager David Moyes also appears upbeat following the tour of Asia: “I’m taking away a great experience of my first trip with Manchester United in general and what the football club means around the world.
“But I’ve also had a chance to get to know the players, try and settle into my new environment and the players to get to know me as well.
“They’ve been working with a great manager for a long time, a lot of them, so it’s going to take time. But I’ve enjoyed working with them, they’re incredibly professional and I can see why they’re champions. The way they conduct themselves and go about their business and I’ve been very impressed by them.”