Spurs star Gareth Bale ready to join the best club in Europe
Gareth Bale has revealed he is ready to join the elite clubs of Europe this summer. The Welsh attacking midfielder stoked the fire of his rumored exit from Tottenham Hotspur by expressing desire to play for the best club in Europe.
The 23-year-old Wales international has confessed admiration for Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. All three clubs are interested in signing him as well; therefore the mutual interest could lead towards a summer move away.
Tottenham Hotspur have placed a £50 million price tag on Gareth Bale, which is a price many clubs would willingly pay in the light of Gareth Bale’s current form. Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to keep their crown jewel at the club, but Gareth Bale is eager to test his metal with the best.
In an interview to French television show Telefoot, Gareth Bale admitted he was eyeing a move away but not to mega-rich French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
“Yes, PSG is a great team,” Gareth Bale confessed. “They brought great players last summer, even in January. This is a club to follow in the future, a bit like Manchester City.
“[But] they are still not at the level of great clubs. Not like Bayern [Munich], Real [Madrid] or Barcelona.”
Gareth Bale further stated that Ryan Giggs was his childhood idol, although he has been replaced with the stardom and talent of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“I have grown up as a person and I hope to keep improving year after year,” Gareth Bale continued. “Giggs is the hero of my childhood. I watched him play as a kid. But today, Ronaldo and Messi are the players to watch.”
Former Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli believes Gareth Bale will extend his stay at White Hart Lane this summer. Damien Comolli admitted Gareth Bale has become one of the hottest transfer prospects in the football market, but the young Welshman will stay in London for another year.
“I think that if PSG is aware that the player is on the market, I won't be surprised that they do everything in their power to sign him,” Damien Comolli told Telefoot. “But today, there is a 90 per cent chance that he will stay at Spurs. I know the president of Spurs [Daniel Levy] and how he works. Only three or four clubs can afford [Bale] right now.”