Depending on which report you read, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale is about to agree a new deal at the club worth anywhere between £130,000 and £200,000 a week. However, all sources seem to be agreed on a release clause saying that the player can leave at the end of the next campaign if a bid of £50 million comes in.
Speaking after Sunday’s game at White Hart Lane, Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas said that he was confident Bale would be at Spurs for another season at least.
“It is very, very difficult to lure a player of this dimension away,” Andre claimed.
“You have to hold onto your best assets.”
Daniel Levy also made comments in regard to retaining players for next season but the Chairman has been picked up on his message with claims that the relevant wording isn’t as strong as it has been in previous years.
So we await official word from the club but while it looks as if a new deal for Bale is likely, will it be enough to keep Europe’s big spenders at arm’s length for another year?