Tottenham’s Gareth Bale had made many positive noises about staying at the club while the 2012-13 season was still in progress but the Welshman has spoken for the first time after the campaign ended with the disappointment of fifth place.
Once again the comments seem positive,
“We have got the record points for the club in the Premier League. That would normally be enough to qualify for the Champions League, but it’s not meant to be again,” Bale said on Spurs TV Online.
“It’s disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up again. We will just have to regroup this season and give it another go.”
While news of a new deal is yet to be broken by the club, today’s headlines are dominated by idle comments made by those linked with other sides – Sergio Ramos and Samir Nasri are the names in the frame this morning.
Elsewhere, it’s claimed that Tottenham are attempting to line up major signings to help smooth the Bale deal in the same way that the club were supposedly trying to show Luka Modric their ‘ambition’ a couple of years ago.
It’s hoped that Spurs can act on the Bale deal as soon as possible but is there anything they do to end a long summer of rumour?