White Hart Lane wing wizard issues salary ultimatum.
Tottenham’s prized asset Gareth Bale has given his North London side an ultimatum ahead of contract talks with his White Hart Lane employers.
The 23 year old has demanded a whopping £200k a week to stay at the club, who failed to secure a Champions League berth for next term.
Bale has three years to run on his current £110k a week deal but will look to secure a massive pay-rise to make up for the fact that he will once again have to do without Champions League football.
Daniel Levy is keen to avoid another lengthy transfer saga, similar to the one that saw Luka Modric push for a Tottenham exit for the best part of two years before he was finally sold to Real Madrid, however the Spurs chairman may find it hard to justify such a pay-rise.
Tottenham’s failure to secure a Champions League berth will have cost the club dear in terms of projected revenue targets and will also affect the level of player Andre Villas-Boas will be able to attract this summer.
Bale had a phenomenal season, scoring 20 Premier League goals and winning numerous accolades including both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards.