In an ideal world, if Tottenham are really to mount a serious title challenge they need to keep hold of Gareth Bale for as long as possible.
The Welsh winger was already proving to be one of the most formidable attackers in the Premier League last season, but has really stepped up to the plate this campaign.
Bale has proved that his pace, stamina, technique and ability make him unplayable for the opposition, and he clearly could deliver the goods at a higher level.
But with murmurings of Real Madrid launching a £50million plus bid, it could be hard to hold onto the midfielder who has become somewhat talismanic of late for Spurs.
Should Andre Villas-Boas drive his men to a Champions League spot come the end of the season, Bale has openly said he would be more content to stay.
However, the notion of him playing on the opposite flank to Cristiano Ronaldo seems an inevitability and Bale seems bound to play for a world class club at some point in the near future, even if it’s not Real Madrid.
Spurs fans shouldn’t worry however, considering Bale’s age they’re sitting on a gold mine, and the cash they get from selling on a player they bought for just £6million might be exactly what they need to propel them to the next level in the Premier League if they spend it wisely enough. Whom they can attract however will largely depend on whether they qualify for the Champions League or not.