Tottenham are likely to have their desire to retain the services of Gareth Bale supremely tested this summer as Europe's elite look to take advantage of Spurs' failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Bale's agent has already intimated that no premier European competition next season represents a 'problem' for his client, and the 22-year-old could yet depart White Hart Lane during the transfer window.

With the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona reported to be interested in acquiring the services of Bale, the departure of the Wales international from north London is seemingly inevitable.

Whether or not this happens during the imminent trading period remains to be seen but, according to a poll conducted by GMF, Spurs fans are resigned to losing their prized asset this summer.

Of almost 12,000 votes cast, 30 percent of voters believe Bale will be a Manchester United player by the start of next season, while 25 percent expect the Welshman to be plying his trade at the Nou Camp.

Nine percent of supporters can forsee a switch to Real Madrid for Bale before the end of the transfer window, while a potential move to the Etihad Stadium garnered only two percent of the vote.

There are, however, some optimistic Tottenham supporters who believe the club will be able to resist the temptation to sell Bale, with 27 percent of voters expecting Bale will still be at the Lane next term.

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