Frenchman believes Tottenham star’s impending move makes a mockery of FFP.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has branded Gareth Bale’s proposed £105m move to Real Madrid “a joke” and says the Tottenham star will be a loss to the Premier League.
Bale, 24, looks set to leave White Hart Lane for Real in a deal that is expected to smash the existing world record transfer fee – the £80m Los Blancos paid Man United for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The deal would take Real’s summer spending above the £150m mark and Wenger, who has not spent money on a player since January, says Bale’s arrival at the Bernabeu would make a mockery of the Financial Fair Play regulations.
“It makes a joke of the FFP regulations,” the Arsenal boss is quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.
“I find it amazing that in the year that FFP comes in world football has gone completely crazy. You wonder what kind of impact and effect FFP has on the football world. It looks like it has made everybody worse than before.”
Bale scored twice against Arsenal last season but Wenger has admitted he’ll be sorry to see the former Southampton star leave the Premier League – even if it does weaken the Gunners’ fiercest rivals.
It’s never good to lose a big player, especially a British player,” he said. “I believe it’s important that the Premier League keeps the best players.”