Gareth Bale is not for sale according to Tottenham Hotspur manager
Gareth Bale is arguably the best player in the Premier League, with the Welshman scoring and assisting Tottenham’s two goals against Liverpool on Wednesday, helping his team to another win at White Hart Lane.
November 30th, 2012
Bale arrived from Southampton for a fee of £7 million in 2007 and it has turned out to be a bargain price about a player who has made the transition from left-back to attacking midfielder with relative ease and is now attracting the attention of other clubs.
Real Madrid are one of those clubs and Luka Modric recently spoke about how he’d like his former Tottenham team-mate to arrive at the Bernabeu, although Andre Villas-Boas is naturally less keen on the prospect of his best player leaving the Lane.
“Obviously Modric is aware of Gareth’s performances because of his love for Tottenham and the fact that he is very connected with him and this football club, but it’s completely impossible [for Bale to leave],” the Tottenham manager said.
“We have to protect our assets regarding our objectives. We have to qualify for the Champions League so in order for that to happen we need players that can make the difference. We are not looking to sell.”
He added: “He should focus more on his club than ours. He has to worry about [Madrid’s game against] Atlético Madrid this weekend as they are on top of him. And he has to worry about getting into the quarter-finals of the Champions League as well.”