LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Tottenham FC has vowed to keep Gareth Bale in the English Premier League, but the Real Madrid target has apparently left the door well open to pursue other options.
Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas recently suggested that Bale would not leave the EPL side, following discussions with the club officials.
However, Bale claimed that he would “like to try other leagues,” adding that playing in the Spanish League, where the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo enjoy the their free-role style of paying, would suits him best.
“I probably prefer Spanish football to the others,” Bale was quoted as saying on Spanish daily MARCA. “It’s very technical the way they play, they keep the ball well and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past they’ve always made it difficult for us.
“Obviously, I’d like to try other leagues in the future.”
Tottenham missed out once again at featuring in the Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League last season.
“When you play in the Premier League against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time,” the Wales international said.
“But when you play in the Champions League, all the teams are used to winning every week so it’s more of an open attacking game, it’s end-to-end.”
He added: “When we first got into the Champions League, it was one of the things most of the lads were looking forward to, hearing it in the stadium.
“It’s things like that which make it special.”
Spurs will be hoping to hold on to Bale after persuading Brazilian midfielder Paulinho to join the club on a reported £17million deal from Brazilian club Corinthians.