'Something special' - Tottenham fans react to Levy statement on potentially huge transfer
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to club chairman Daniel Levy failing to rule out a sensational move for former star Gareth Bale at a fans forum event held on Monday.
The club invited a handful of fans to attend the insider event, at which Levy was joined by manager Mauricio Pochettino and club captain Hugo Lloris, to ask questions to the trio.
One fan in attendance, who goes by the Twitter account THFC1976, stated that when probed about the possibility of Bale returning to the club, Levy refused to make a definitive statement over what would be a huge transfer for Spurs, instead responding with a “maybe”.
It was simply a maybe rather than a ‘no’. I doubt in any case it’s all down to us. Even if we want, no guarantee he will. Don’t get too excited. Hopefully, we’ll try.
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) December 11, 2017
With Levy failing to quash rumours of a potential swoop for the 28-year-old, fans immediately turned to Twitter to voice their views on what the chairman had to say, with many holding out hope that the club could pull off such a major deal with Real Madrid.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
— Simon (@THFCSimon18) December 12, 2017
I’d much prefer if Levy said not a chance Bale comes back. The tiny seed of hope isn’t fun. We’d have fantastic cover for son though.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) December 11, 2017
It's still something though right? Maybe I'm overthinking it but I don't think it's only within the realms of imagination that we see Bale at #thfc again.
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) December 12, 2017
It would be a significant change of character for Levy to somehow get Bale back. I can’t see it. Not unless it involved one or more of our top players going the other way, which is a step backward IMO.
— Harry Philip (@harryphilip21) December 11, 2017
1,2, &4 the most important rather have Luca back than bale #coys
— matt clarke (@mnc0001) December 12, 2017
However, there were a couple of fans who were less than trusting of Levy’s statement:
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What if Berbatov wasn’t for sale like he said… what if Bale wasn’t for sale like he said… don’t believe a word Levy says ???? if Bale does come back then Kane or Dele going the other way
— DANNY THFC (@DannySpurs1882) December 12, 2017
ha ha ..we al know the answer in reality
— kev green (@kev_g1) December 11, 2017
Bale left Spurs in a world record breaking deal back in 2013, having made 203 appearances for the club following his arrival from Southampton.
He has gone on to turn out 160 times for Real Madrid, scoring 70 times and chipping in with a further 56 assists for his team mates.
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