LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas has warned the club to act quickly in offering star player Gareth Bale a new contract, following reports that the player could be interested in leaving for Real Madrid.
Bale had a spectacular year in the English Premier League [EPL] with Tottenham, but wants to test his skills playing against the best in Europe and Champions League football is the only way to do so.
Tottenham had a very impressive campaign this past season, but finished fifth in the EPL and thus failing to qualify for the Champions League for next season, which has hurt Bale in every single way possible.
The Wales winger is now a major target for all the top European clubs, but it is believed that Real Madrid has taken a special liking for him and there are reports claiming that he could be tempted in moving to Spain.
The rumours have left Spurs boss Villas-Boas unsettled and according to The Sun, the talented manager has made a fresh plea to club chairman Daniel Levy to give Bale a new deal.
It was only recently that Bale’s agent revealed that Spurs have not moved to discussed new contract for the player as yet and stating that he’s not for sale doesn’t guarantee that he will stay.
Reports claimed that EPL sides Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, along with French outfits PSG and Real Madrid are the top clubs interested in Bale’s signature and his agent Jonathan Barnett can see why.
“If Florentino [Pérez, the Real president] is interested in Gareth Bale, it would be an honour and we’d listen,” Barnett said.
“But his contract is with Tottenham. We aren’t free to talk with anybody at the moment, that’s the point we’re at.
“I can understand a lot of teams are interested in him. He’s a great player but he has a contract with Tottenham.
“I don’t know if there has been a bid [from Real]. What I do know is that the player has three years left on his contract.”