The Gareth Bale transfer saga is likely to be the biggest one this summer, with some of Europe’s top clubs such as Real Madrid looking to pay his estimated valuation of £85m.
However, what has much been ignored by the tabloids and press, is what really is the best for this world-class superstar.
By staying at Spurs he will be much more settled and able to improve his game under Andre Villas-Boas, who really appreciates the ability he has.
Or by joining a club such as Real Madrid he will be able to test himself against some of the greatest players in the world in the Champions League and win significant number of trophies.
If Bale stays at Tottenham we may see him benefit far greater than going abroad. He is settled in north London and performing some of his best games of his career. This can be seen much obliged to Villas-Boas, who has allowed Bale to play in a free role just behind the striker which has allowed the player to score more goals, and put in better performances due to the fact he cannot be marked out the game by two or three players on the wing.
He also may stay due to the fact he recently had a child in October, and by going abroad he and his family may struggle to settle in a foreign country.
This has been the case for a number of British players such as Michael Owen, Jonathan Woodgate and Ian Rush just to name a few.
The question is: will Bale be able to settle and play his best football aboard considering the amount of time it took to become a regular on the Spurs starting line up? The argument could be to move to a club in England such as the two Manchester clubs; however, this seems unlikely for Spurs to sell to their rivals if they wish to progress.
However, by leaving Spurs for a club such as Real Madrid we may see Bale excel even further and challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player on the planet.
This could be seen by the fact he can challenge himself in the best club football tournament in the Champions League. We have seen probably Bale’s best performance in this competition, in the two games against Inter Milan and by playing in this tournament he may prove himself as the class player he is.
By joining Real Madrid, Bale can also add to his solitary trophy he has earned at Tottenham as they are a side built with a winning mentality. This could further develop Bale into a winner, something he may not learn at Spurs.
As a Tottenham fan I wish for Bale to stay as he is a class act and could move the club to the next level; however, by joining Madrid we may see him become the world’s best player and a superstar.
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