Spurs slap £65m price tag on Bale

Copyright James Boyes
Gareth Bale
Tottenham have put a whopping £65m price tag on Gareth Bale in an attempt to deter any potential bidders this summer.

The Welshman has been outstanding for Spurs this season and is nominated for both the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.

The Mirror report that Bayern Munich have joined the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, in stating their interest in buying the winger this summer.

Bale is expected to start for Spurs today in their crucial match against champions Man City.

He is the club’s top scorer and has been the difference in many games they have played this season.

He’s used to all the hype

Team mate Gylfi Sigurdsson believes that Bale deserves all the adulation he is receiving but thinks he is grounded enough to take it all in his stride.

The Icelander said: “Gareth deserves all of the credit he gets because he has been fantastic. He’s been scoring many goals this season. Everyone has been looking at him and comparing him with the great, great players. He has probably got used to all the hype.”

Champions League qualification is key

Bale will be key to Tottenham in the tussle for the remaining two Champions League places, in third and fourth place behind the two Manchester sides.

The battle for fourth has become the most interesting aspect of the final stretch of the season with Manchester United having had the title wrapped up for weeks.

If Tottenham do manage to qualify for the Champions League then it is likely that Bale will decide to stay at White Hart Lane, at least for another season.

He is settled in London and regularly travels back to see his family in Wales. However he must be tempted by the glamour of playing for one of the world’s elite sides.

If Spurs fail to get the better of their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea and miss out this season then no one could begrudge Bale a move away to fulfil his potential.

Tottenham shirts
Tottenham merchandise