Gareth Bale is staying at Tottenham claims AVB
Tottenham are far from certain to qualify for next season’s Champions League although it appears Gareth Bale will be at White Hart Lane in August even if Spurs miss out on a top four place.
May 3rd, 2013
Bale has been the Premier League’s outstanding performer this season, something which has seen the winger named as the Football Writers’ Association’s player of the year a few days after collecting the player of the year and young player of the year awards from the Professional Footballers’ Association.
It is clear that Real Madrid are interested in acquiring the Welshman’s services, although Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas seems convinced that his player will remain with the north London club for at least another season.
“I would be extremely surprised [if Bale left] because this is the assurance I have,” the manager said. “In football anything can happen, it’s impossible to predict, but this is the assurance I have had from the club. The information that I have from the club is that the player is here to remain independent of the objectives of Champions League qualification being achieved or not.
“We understand that the more awards [Bale wins] the more recognition the player will have, the more media attention, but the club has to move forward by holding on to its best players. With the recognition and the further experience that he has had from this year, next year for Tottenham he will be even more assertive.”
However, it appears as though there will be some big bids on the table this summer, with Zinedine Zidane claiming that his Real Madrid side could be prepared to part with £60 million to sign Bale.
AVB has responded to the comments by saying: “It’s not up to me to judge the finances of the club – I am the head coach. It’s the chairman’s decision.”