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The Galactico's Are At It Again

The Galactico's Are At It Again

In a time when 'Tapping up' has been the buzz phrase of the year, I'm just wondering how long it is going to be before something will be done about Real Madrid.

If reports are to be believed, Real Madrid are about to make a 30 Million quid bid for Arsenal duo, Jose Reyes and Cesc Fabregas.

Within the space of just a few years Real Madrid have attempted to unsettle Patrick Vieira, Ashley Cole, Thierry Henry, Arsene Wenger, Freddie Ljungberg and now Jose Reyes and Fabregas.

Now if their club wants to buy players then they should go through the proper channels and not use our players and manager as pawn's in their presedential elections.

No matter which way you look at it, this is a form of tapping up, it's letting the player know that you're interested in them with out speaking to said players club first. Madrid are the bully boys of the European leagues and yet time after time nothing has been done about them.

It's gone on for years, and all of the governing bodies just seem to allow them to conduct their business in such a way, but surely something should be done.

However, we should be proud that one of Europe's giants covet the cream of our talent, and prouder still, that to date, the cream of our talent has resisted the lure of the Bernabeau.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday June 6 2006
Time: 6:04PM


30 million for reyes and cesc would u take that or no? or sell reyes and keep cesc
green giant 12
06/06/2006 18:10:00
I'm not foolish enough to believe that Arsenal's transfer dealings are always as above board as we would like, but this is getting ridiculous. I wouldn't be so bothered if they were going to follow up with legal approaches, but it's all political propaganda for the presidential elections. I really wish they'd FECK OFF!
06/06/2006 18:11:00
£30 million for the pair is a gross undervaluation - if a 30 year old striker is worth £30+million, then TWO of the greatest YOUNG talents in Europe are certainly worth more.
06/06/2006 18:13:00
With Gallas saying that Chelsea have now offered MORE to him than Milan, one has to question how Milan can have offered him anything as they have not been given permission to speak to him!!! Seems to me it is rife all over Europe.
06/06/2006 18:25:00
I've heard something like that too sdandrk, infact I was shocked to hear (dunno if it's true) that Gallas had lready agreed personal terms with AC Milan, I mean, how can he do that when Chelsea don't want to sell?
06/06/2006 18:30:00
Chelsea can moan all they like about Gallas but its the same situation that arsenal had with henry whereby he will be in the last year of his contract & can buy himself out when it expires on july 1st. As for real madrid 30 million wouldnt be enough to buy one of cesc's boots let alone a double swoop of cesc & reyes.
Ashburton Gooner
06/06/2006 18:46:00
It's only English sides that get done for tapping up! Tell Real to take a jump! And whilst you're at it do the same to Milan with regard to Gallas.
06/06/2006 19:07:00
Well its a bad thing to do but if u look at it a big club thinks our players and manager are great.
06/06/2006 19:16:00
Going, going, gone
06/06/2006 20:22:00
Isn't that what you said about Thierry Henry?
06/06/2006 20:26:00
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