Gareth Bale wants Champions League action at Tottenham
The name Gareth Bale is ringing through the ears of Europe’s top football clubs. The Welshman has renewed interest in him in the transfer market after picking up double PFA awards this week. The best clubs in Europe are questioning the possibility of Gareth availability, even though Tottenham Hotspur is very reluctant on giving away their coveted attacking midfielder.
After winning the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, Gareth Bale has found himself in a whirlpool of transfer rumors linking him with some of the best clubs in Europe. The 23-year-old Wales international has been strongly linked to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent months. Reportedly, Real Madrid came very close to signing Gareth Bale, but disagreement on the transfer fees broke down the transfer process.
Gareth Bale has already admitted he would like to move out of the Premier League in the future, yet he hasn’t even hinted about the club he is going to pick. In a recent interview, Gareth Bale explained that he took no notice of his transfer saga as for now it was all based on mere “speculation”.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale will extend his stay at the club if his side is able to acquire Champions League action. Gareth Bale has spearheaded Tottenham Hotspur in contention for a Champions League berth this season. In the process he has scored 24 goals for Lily Whites.
“Overall we have been fantastic this season,” Gareth Bale added. “We still have quite a young squad when you compare us to a lot of the other teams. A lot of us area round a similar age. We have been together now for three or four years. We have grown up together and the confidence is there.
“We are still young, and are improving every season and hopefully we can reach our ambitions [of qualifying for the Champions League], which we know we can achieve.”
Gareth Bale, who has scored 19 goals in the Premier League, claims he has reached the pinnacle of his form just yet.
“I definitely think I can improve,'” Gareth Bale said. “There is still a lot for me to do. I have only just moved into that role in the centre so there is still a lot for me to learn and hopefully I can continue to do that.
“As long as I keep working hard on the pitch and in training hopefully that will come true. I'm still learning different parts of the game. If you are struggling on the left you can go to the centre, and if you are struggling there you can move to the right so it's obviously great being able to play in a lot of positions and it does make you a better footballer.
“I have enjoyed playing all the positions. My favourite is probably the central role where you play behind the striker. There you can go left, right, short or deep. It's a role I have enjoyed and hopefully can keep improving on.”