Gareth Bale has been proving he is one of the brightest, fastest and powerful talents on the planet right now.
With these adjectives it comes as no surprise that the Welsh Wizard is constantly linked with a move away from Tottenham, but his specific suitors show how far he has come in recent years. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United to name a few.
The first question we must put to mind is certainly, who can afford him? Rumours report that Manchester United made an enquiry on Bale, to be retaliated with a £70 Million asking price. Now many may see this as a huge exaggeration for a player, and only to scare away potential buyers, but is it really?
Here are a few facts, Bale is 23, he has over three years left on his current contract at Tottenham, he is the top dog at his current club, Tottenham have no need to sell and Daniel Levy has proved before to be a tough nut to crack, for example the Lyon Chairman was infuriated at how hard he was to deal with.
At the time he said: "The negotiation with the Tottenham directors has been the hardest I have ever had to undergo in these 25 years."
Currently, few teams can afford him, Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona and perhaps Manchester United.
Secondly, Bale's Personal life must be put into the question, his homesickness is cured by visiting wales every week, not to mention his newly born daughter and his family must be thought of. Could he cope with such changes as not being able to have a trip back home every week or not being able to see his family? Now would be a terrible time to move to foreign land for the young man.
Lastly, Bale is the third highest goalscorer in the Premier League, his name is the first on the team sheet every week, loved by the supporters, team mates, staff, and everything is going perfect for him in his life, why risk it all?
He is still developing and he knows himself that Tottenham is the best place to currently do it, he cannot press on to be the worlds best in Ligue 1 with PSG as while it has quality teams it is not in the same bracket as the EPL and La Liga, but why go to Barcelona or Madrid right now to bench warm, a waste of a talent is what it would be, just look at Alexis Sanchez who was amazing at Udinese, he went to Barca and has never recreated his old self, or for example Michael Owen at Real Madrid, and why go to Manchester United?
Yes, Bale should be Starting in that United team as its wide play is very poor, but games are not guaranteed for him, for example Wayne Rooney against Real Madrid.
In the end, the factors all aim towards Gareth Bale spending next season with the Lilywhites, but will he spend the rest of his years at Tottenham and live on a legend like Ryan Giggs or will he leave for glory at one the best clubs in the world? Alas we can not tell, but we should enjoy watching one the brightest talents on the planet grace the Premier League while we can.
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