After a difficult start to his White Hart Lane career when he joined the club back in 2007, Bale’s performances both domestically and in Europe this season have been a joy to behold for fans of the North London club, as his pace and ability on the ball have transformed the Welsh international from a defender to one of the best left midfielders in Europe.
This recent rise to stardom for the 21 year old is something which hasn’t gone unnoticed by the top teams in Europe, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Spanish giants Real Madrid all interested in bringing the former Southampton player to their respective clubs.
Despite making a £20 million move for the youngster during the summer, it would seem that United could struggle to afford the transfer fee for Bale, which is believed to be in excess of £30 million, paving the way for the Stamford Bridge club to make an audacious move to secure his signature.
Both Chelsea and United have started to embrace their youth policies much more this season, bringing in a number of young players, some at rather high transfer fees, as both clubs look to ensure that the long term future is a prosperous one and both believe that Bale falls into that category of a player who came bring them long term success on the left side of midfield.
However, although Chelsea have rather an extensive history of taking highly rated young talent from their London rivals, as long as Tottenham are challenging the top 4 domestically on a regular basis and applying their trade in Europe’s most prestigious competition, the Champions League, there is no reason why Bale would want to leave Spurs at this present time when his football career is undoubtably at his peak with the Welsh winger adored by the White Hart Lane faithful.
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