Gareth Bale’s Tottenham future has been thrown into doubt after he admitted that he will be holding talks with the club officials soon after returning from holiday. Gareth Bale has also said that he will be seeking assurances from the club that they will continue to challenge for the top four.
Tottenham finished in the top four this season, but they were denied a spot in the group stages of the Champions League next season after Chelsea’s win over Bayern Munich in the final of the competition. Tottenham had many opportunities to finish in the top three, which would have given them the chance to compete in the group stages of the Champions League.
However, poor form in the last few months of the campaign meant that Arsenal pipped them to the third position. Gareth Bale said a few months ago that he wanted to play in the Champions League because it meant a lot to him after having tasted the same with Tottenham a few seasons ago. Now that Tottenham have missed out on the Champions League, speculation has been rife that Gareth Bale will be subject to transfer interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. Manchester City are also interested in the Welsh winger and are prepared to pay up to £ 45 million for his services.
Gareth Bale is on a contract worth around £ 30,000 per week, which is one of the lowest in the Premier league. Manchester City will be willing to offer up to £ 150,000 per week. In order to compete against such huge sums, Tottenham will need the lure of Champions League football. Since they do not have it at the moment, the club are willing to offer up to £ 80,000 per week for Gareth Bale to stay at White Hart Lane.