Tottenham star Gareth Bale has sensationally claimed that he does miss the experience of playing in the Champions league on a regular basis. The 23-year-old has been linked with several clubs including Real Madrid over the last few years. Real Madrid are thought to be actively pursuing the player with president Florentino Perez keen to make the Galactico for this year. Bale has been on a real good run of form in recent years, but last season saw the emergence of the Welshman into the real star.

He managed to win both PFA awards for the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo. The coveted players who have achieved this feat include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry. This incredible achievement has increased to his value in excess of £ 50 million, but Real Madrid are thought to be ready to offer this amount. Tottenham have made it clear that the player is not for sale at any price, but the player could ultimately force a sale like some of the players in the past. He has only three years left on his current deal and it is thought that Tottenham are preparing a new offer for him.

However, he has hinted that he may leave Tottenham in order to get Champions League football.

“When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end. No one’s used to defending, everyone’s used to attacking and trying to win games, so it’s just all against all,” said Bale, who helped Tottenham finish in the fifth position just behind Arsenal.