More British players should look to move abroad

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British players should be encouraged by former Tottenham star’s success abroad

Date: 26th May 2014 at 8:05pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Gareth Bale is a one-off. How many British players leave English football and go on to adapt and find success in a different footballing culture, let alone win the European Cup at the first time of asking? And that’s the problem. Forget the Champions League for a moment and look to the success Bale has had in his first season at Real Madrid. He hasn’t been perfect, but he’s been effective in big games throughout the season and has hit 22 goals and provided 16 more in all competitions. Think what he could do with a full pre-season under his belt and with a year of knowledge to draw from. There were doubts after his £86million move from Spurs last season, but Bale hasn’t just been a passenger in Real’s two trophy successes this season; he’s very much been at the centre of them both. It should act as encouragement for other Premier League-based players to explore opportunities abroad. Far ... Read More


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