Real Madrid will have to dig deep into their pockets if they are still interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale. The Welsh speedster scored his first Premier League hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas reckons Gareth Bale is up there with the best. The Portuguese is confident about a top four-finish if his star players continue to perform at such high-standards.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho must certainly be wondering about how much his side will have to offer Tottenham Hotspur for their in-form midfielder. Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas insists that Gareth Bale’s phenomenal performances won’t hasten his departure from Tottenham Hotspur.
“We recognize he is one of our major assets for sure, but in England there are no release clauses and a player of this dimension has a market value that is not attainable for most other clubs,” said Andre Villas-Boas.
“His skills and talents put Gareth up there with the best and he is improving every day. Also, he is such a young player and has a wonderful personality. As he learns to feel even better in this team then probably his performances will improve.
“His finishing is very accurate and he has been prolific in front of goal. He is enjoying getting into those positions and his left foot is wonderful. He is doing great things.”
Real Madrid have been interested in signing Gareth Bale for over a year now. The left-wing player has attracted top notch clubs from across Europe because of his superb performances in English and European competitions.
Andre Villas-Boas is focusing on acquiring Champions League action once again, but the former Chelsea manager understands that the competition for the top four spots in the Premier League is extremely tough. Tottenham Hotspur are scheduled for an away game against Sunderland, who defeated Manchester City in their last game, on Saturday.
“Everyone is so tight at the top of the table and our target has to be to open a gap ahead of the rest of the teams sitting near the top,” Andre Villas-Boas said. “Our aim is to take this form to Sunderland, where the Premier League champions just lost. It will be a tough game.”