From the Back Pages, October 14: Real have ‘committed error’ signing injury-prone Bale says top Spanish doctor

From the back pages
From the back pages

Real Madrid may have ‘committed an error’ in signing Gareth Bale for a world record fee of £86million from Spurs, according to a leading Spanish doctor. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United receive a payment of £25,000 for every first-team appearance Ravel Morrison makes for West Ham United. The instalments are part of the complicated deal that sent the 20-year-old to Upton Park last year and add to the initial £650,000 transfer fee that West Ham paid. (The Telegraph)

It’s the biggest thing in the world in many ways, football,” says Glenn Hoddle. “People don’t want to talk about politics, they don’t want to talk about religion, they want to talk about football – wherever you go.” Hoddle, speaking the day after his appointment on an FA commission tasked with increasing the number of English players in the Premier League, is unaware of the inadvertent irony within his statement. (The Guardian)

England’s World Cup hopefuls not even thinking about play-offs says Leighton Baines. (The Mirror)

MANCHESTER UNITED are plotting a move to sign Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. (The Express)

England will face a wall of noise from Poland fans for Tuesday’s must-win World Cup qualifier after the Football Association decided to increase the visitors’ ticket allocation to ensure an 85,000 sell-out. (The Independent)

The impatience is setting in, even though Sebastian Vettel is doing better than his best. Everyone was fed up with him winning everything in sight and now they want him to get this Formula One World Championship done and dusted, so we can all go home and get on with our lives. (The Times)