The fate of Tottenham’s season will be decided by 90 fateful minutes this Sunday, with the White Hart Lane outfit ready to find out whether they will finish fourth or fifth in the Premier League. The slimmest of margins may well decide whether it is Champions League or Europa League competition next term for Andre Villas-Boas’ men, and in the long term resolve where their top player, Gareth Bale, plays his football.

If Arsenal beat Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday, Tottenham’s fate of fifth place will be sealed. However, should the Gunners slip up, Spurs can steal fourth with a better result against Sunderland. If Spurs miss out on the Champions League once more, the odds at Unibet will shorten on Bale leaving the club.

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The best players want to play at the highest level, and no-one could blame the Welsh attacker leaving if Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United come knocking.

Spurs went through a similar ordeal last summer when Luka Modric left the club after Champions League football was not obtained. The Croatian playmaker has been successfully replaced by Mousa Dembele, however should Bale leave, his departure would leave Tottenham with a major hole to fill.

Players of Bale’s considerable ability are thin on the ground, and despite obtaining a sizeable transfer fee for his services, Spurs would struggle to sign a player anywhere near as good for next season.

However, should Arsenal slip up and Tottenham sneak into Champions League contention, Bale may well decide that forming the central part of a club on the up may be more appealing that moving to a bigger side, and no longer being the main man. A top four finish would allow Spurs to strengthen in the summer, and with Bale continuing to improve, the north Londoners could well be a force domestically and be competitive on the continent too.

Bale’s future is certainly a hot topic in the press, but at the end of the day the decision is really up to him. Tottenham will not sell their prize asset on the cheap, but if he opts to leave for pastures new there will be suitors who will pay top dollar for his signature. If Spurs scrape into the top four and Bale decides to stay, he could be a Tottenham legend in the making.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. My heart says stay, and if he were a fighter, he would. Who wants to be a Lebron or vanPersie? Jumping ship to an already build power is weak. Be the MAN!

  2. Boring. I would blame him if he left because bottom line is how will we ever compete if we sell r best players all the time! If we stayed firm and kept Luka ratboy Modric we would be in third no doubt in my mind we would have champions league wrapped up for next season so I would hate bale as much as Luka if he kicked up a fuss to leave, I love my club and want to see it grow, new stadium coming , one of if not the best youth set ups plus one of the best if not the best training facilities in Europe. Growing club and bottom line is y sign such a long contract if ur not committed to the cause. So I say keep him no matter what and keep progressing every season. Coys

  3. The bloke we should blame if he goes is levy for the second year running we failed to buy a striker in the Jan window for the second year running he could have got berbertov for 4 million and if bale leaves you cant blame him.

    LEVY YOU ARE A CUNT

  4. Who said 1 Berba wanted to come bck to us 2 who said avb wanted him, who knew ade would have such a bad season compared to last. I have faith now levy has seen what avb can do he will get backed for the players he wants, for a season that saw us loose mod rafa to get 72 points for a season of transition I think we have done excellent.

  5. Yet another load of old bollocks from a no name wanker trying to play devils advocate. The same arseholes will keep quiet should Bale confirm his commitment to Spurs of course, should Spurs fail to win anything next season, Bale will fly off but it won’t be to Manure you can bet on that, Levy won’t sanction that move.

  6. An article knitted together with could, maybe, perhaps and might, that ignores boring old facts and hard evidence to the contrary. The article doesn’t want it not to be a story, therefore it pretends there is a story. Echoing blogs that write up the echoes of other blogs, as if nothing newsworthy is happening. Oh yes, that is why — nothing newsworthy is happening.

  7. Oh, yes, there was something newsworthy today, something that actually happened. Gareth Bale won the Barclays Player of the Season award. Unsurprisingly here, that news goes unmentioned in preference for fleeting, windy speculation.

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