There’s no doubt that Bale would be receptive to a move to Madrid, in fact you’d struggle to find a player in the world that wouldn’t be interested in a move to a club with such stature.
You also couldn’t blame Bale for citing Champions League football as his reason for departure, especially as the only reason they got so close to qualifying in the first place this season was because Bale single handily carried them there.
Tottenham of course missed out on Champions League qualification on this season’s last game of the season by the smallest of margins, meaning that North London stayed red – as per usual. But Bale proved that he definitely had Champions League form with 21 domestic goals for the club this season, and he showed that presence right up to the end of the season as he scored a 90th minute winner at home to Sunderland.
Bale may well deserve Champions League football next season but if he actually thinks that Tottenham owe him Champions League football or more money or something like that, then he’d be wrong. Because after all, it wasn’t all that long ago that Bale was distinctively average. In fact it was only a few seasons ago that Bale was a target for clubs such as Birmingham and West Ham for a reported fee of just £3 million. A far cry from the rumoured £80 million deal that Real Madrid are said to be interested in offering Daniel Levy.
If Bale feels he has a second season to back up his Real Madrid claims, then why not take it at Spurs? That way he can give AVB the opportunity to build a squad around him, and maybe, just maybe help his Tottenham side earn another go at Champions League football within the next couple of seasons. At the age of just 23 there’s no rush to be uprooting your life, especially when you have a young family settled here in the UK.
If Bale can keep up last season’s form, then he’ll always be a wanted man, and will therefore always be on the radar of Europe’s top clubs. So there’s no need for Bale to jump ship just yet.