Tottenham Face Uphill Battle To Keep Hold Of Gareth Bale

Welsh wizard keen to play Champions League football next season.

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Tottenham are facing an up hill battle to keep hold of Gareth Bale according to The Daily Mail.

The Welsh international has played a key role in Andre Villas-Boas’ side this season as his goals placed Spurs within touching distance of a Champions League qualification spot.

Tottenham have offered Bale a new contract reported to be worth in the region of £150,000 a week but it is thought the winger was only willing to consider putting pen to paper should Spurs find themselves playing in Europe’s elite club competition next season, however Arsenal’s victory over Newcastle United sees Andre Villas-Boas having to settle for Europa League football.

There are likely to be no shortage of suitors for Bale should he become available despite the £60 million asking price Tottenham have slapped on the player.

Real Madrid have made no secret of their desire to bring Bale to the Spanish capital and that interest is likely to be maintained regardless of whether Jose Mourinho remains in charge of the Spanish giants for next season.

Manchester United are also thought to be keen on Bale and new boss David Moyes could look to make Bale one of his top summer targets.

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