Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ready to offer star player Gareth Bale a new five year deal as soon as qualification to the Champions League is confirmed according to the Mail.
The Welsh winger signed a £75,000 a week four year deal just last season but Levy wants to reward Bale for his recent scintillating form with a new deal worth double that.
Bale worth the money
It is unlike Spurs to deviate outside their strict pay structure for any player, but in Bale’s case, the club feel it is worthwhile. Bale is one of the most sought after players in Europe and his rising profile will make it easier for Spurs to attract lucrative sponsorship deals in the future.
Bale would be happy to sign the new deal if he thinks Spurs can match his ambitions for the future, qualification to the Champions League is key. Bale has remained close to his family during his rise to stardom and his girlfriend recently gave birth to their first child.
The family are settled in London and regularly travel back to Bale’s homeland of Wales. Unsettling his family to move to Europe would not necessarily appeal to Bale.
Levy won’t be pushed around
Real Madrid have expressed an interest in signing the player this summer, and would be willing to pay whatever fee was necessary. Bayern Munich and Manchester City would also be interested amongst others. Spurs value Bale at around £60m but Daniel Levy proved a couple of seasons ago, he will not be forced to let one of his prize assets leave, unless his asking price is met.
The summer of 2011 was full of speculation that Luka Modric would leave Spurs for Chelsea, and the player himself tried to force the move through. Levy though, refused to buckle until his £40m asking price was met by Chelsea, which it wasn’t and the player remained at Spurs.