Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham is still in the mist
Tottenham Hotspur winger Gylfi Sigurdsson hopes Gareth Bale stays at the club and helps them acquire a Champions League berth next season. Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has his fingers crossed with a similar pray.
Gareth Bale has been in stellar form this season. The 23-year-old Wales international has scored 21 Premier League goals in 34 games this season. The versatile attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with top notch clubs from around Europe including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona during the past year.
In spite of being unable to qualify for the Champions League, Gareth Bale has intentions of staying at Tottenham Hotspur for another season. However, the Welsh has admitted he dreams of playing on foreign soil, which is why he could pursue an away move if the conditions are right.
Gylfi Sigurdsson believes the probability of Gareth Bale moving away from White Hart Lane this summer is very high.
“It's important to keep good players and he is a fantastic player,” Gylfi Sigurdsson told the Sun. “For us to push forward it would be fantastic if he stays. If he goes, the club will get a lot of money for him.
“Hopefully, he would be replaced by a few players because I don't think there will be one player who can replace him.
“That's how good he was this season. He was very important for us. He's been here for a long time. He's very happy and obviously enjoying his football so, hopefully, he will stay.”
English media has already labeled Real Madrid as frontrunners for Gareth Bale’s signature. In spite of such reports, there are rumors of Gareth Bale pondering over signing an extension deal.
Gareth Bale is presently earning around £110,000 per week and his contract still has three years before expiry. A new contract would see a massive hike in his salary and possibly the addition of another year.
Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham Hotspur can provide “wonderful competition”. The former Chelsea boss also believes that Gareth Bale will extend his stay at the club.
“Tottenham is a wonderful club who will continue to attract big players and will continue to push on,” Andre Villas-Boas he told BBC. “It was a very good season. We pushed all the way for fourth and third spot and I think we can make it better next season.
“I think this season is a good reference for us in the future. To achieve 72 points and not make it shows that to compete at this level we will probably have to make more than that as other clubs have great, great squads.
“We will have to do it the Tottenham way. We have to scout properly and make good grabs in the transfer market this summer.”