At last he has gone! Gareth Bale to Real Madrid has been one of the longest sagas since Fabregas to Barcelona, and to be honest, my relief comes out of boredom. After reading about it every day for weeks and weeks, I’m just glad that perhaps the media will change the track a bit now and let us enjoy some football rather than pestering managers about specific players and their futures. It is where I agree with Roberto Martinez that the transfer window should close before the start of the season as it bothers me that with 26 hours until the British transfer window shuts, Stoke could still lose Asmir Begovic to potential bidders.
There is one thing though: at least players who move are getting their dream move. In Bale’s statement after moving he uses the words: “I can honestly say, this is my dream come true.” These words follow on from Willian’s transfer to Chelsea where he said that “it’s been a dream of mine to come and play here.” I wonder if I go and wish for a surprise call-up for Stoke City, I might get it? That’d be a dream come true. These dreams are just ambitions realised, plus pockets lined with money.
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