Spurs may need top four finish to keep Bale

Gareth Bale has been grabbing the headlines again over the last few days with three goals in his last three matches including the first in Wales’ 2-1 win over Austria last night. Unfortunately, a run of form like this will always bring more stories about a possible move abroad and Spurs’ head coach Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that the club may need Champions League Football to keep Gareth at the Lane.

“At the moment we are very fortunate to have him. I think we can reach our objectives with him at this level, and if we reach our objectives we can hopefully continue to have Gareth in our club,” AVB said.

“Would Champions League qualification secure his future? I think so. This is where most of the clubs want to be, and where most of the players want to play.”

However, Villas-Boas added that the £40m price tag could be enough to deter even the big named clubs that are being linked with an approach.

“You know it’s extremely difficult,” Andre added. “Just as it is difficult for us to have a player of this dimension playing so well, calling the attention of other teams, it is difficult for other clubs to buy a player like this with the economic situation as it is.”

The better Gareth plays, the more these rumours persist but how important is Champions League football going to be if we are to keep them at bay?

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