With today being Gareth Bale's 24th birthday, questions will again be raised about his future at Tottenham Hotspur.
With new Manchester United manager David Moyes' statement yesterday of having 'no budget constraints' and with the uncertainty of Wayne Rooney's place at United it has been further speculated that Bale may be on his way out of White Hart Lane.
With Real Madrid as main contenders for Bale's signature and Man United closely behind it is no wonder why Bale is regarded as one of the best players in the Premier League.
Real Madrid fans have also voiced their want for Bale to join the 'Galacticos' with a protest at the unveiling of £34 million signing Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad, with chants such as "Queremos a Bale" ("We want Bale") directed towards Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
However, Bale has also shown his intention to stay at Tottenham for at least another season, and with his current contract lasting until June 2016 it would quite possibly take a world-record sum of £80 plus million to sign the Welsh winger.
Add to that the fact that Bale is not guaranteed to start every game for Spanish giants and it seems that Bale may feel that he must stay at Tottenham to fulfil his potential.
Although the promise of Champions League football may be enough to entice Gareth Bale to leave Tottenham this summer, it appears that Bale would prefer to give Tottenham one more season to qualify themselves, rather than jump ship and sign for the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
But the question remains, will Tottenham be able to say know to a world record fee if it comes their way?
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