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Tottenham’s ‘Goal of the Season’ was without any doubt scored by Gareth Bale but which one would it be? There are so many contenders to choose from! Who, however, scored Tottenham’s ‘Alternative Goal of the Season’? Setting aside Gareth’s wonder goal collection for which there are insufficient superlatives to describe them adequately, which of Spurs’ [...]
Gareth Bale’s future is well and truly up in the air after Tottenham missed out on the Champions League once more in 2012-13. The north London side were edged out by local rivals Arsenal on the last day of the campaign, and as such Andre Villas-B…
The Tottenham attacker has been linked with a move away from north London, and the 27-year-old defender believes he would be a huge success in the Spanish capital
With Tottenham’s season now over, the focus around the club has shifted to the transfer dealings of Gareth Bale.As Spurs have once again narrowly missed out on the Champions League, the question is whether the superstar Welsh winger will stick around a…
• Bale won Tottenham player of the year award
• ‘To miss out on our objective is very disappointing’
Gareth Bale has admitted he found Tottenham’s latest failure to qualify for the Champions League hard to stomach. Bale rounded off a remarkable season on Sunday by scoring his 26th goal of the campaign, but his winner against Sunderland was not enough to earn the club Champions League qualification.
The 23-year-old lit up the competition three seasons ago, starring in the club’s run to the quarter-finals, which saw them beat both Milan sides before losing to Real Madrid. And having enjoyed such a successful season personally, the Welshman concedes that he was disappointed to miss out on another shot at European glory.
“It was great to sign off with a great goal in the last minute, but circumstances made it hard to celebrate,” Bale said after picking up the Tottenham player of the year award. “To play the way we have also but to miss out on our objective [Champions League qualification] is very disappointing.”
Bale will play his last match of the season on Thursday when Tottenham play the Jamaica national team in a friendly in the Bahamas. Bale, who scored 31 goals for club and country this season, will discuss his future with Spurs over the coming weeks.
The club are understandably keen to hold on to their best player and the manager André Villas-Boas recently called on the forward to end speculation about his future by signing a new deal at White Hart Lane. For now, the signs look promising for Tottenham fans. From his comments after the victory over Sunderland, he seemed in no mood to abandon ship and head to Real Madrid.
“We fought hard this season, the team and the manager have been great,” Bale said. “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. It’s disappointing, but we will pick ourselves up again. We will just have to regroup this season and give it another go.”
Villas-Boas is keen to build his team around Bale next season, and stressed that significant investment was required to bridge the small gap between themselves and Arsenal.
Leandro Damião, Christian Eriksen, Christian Benteke and Heung-Min Son have been mentioned as possible targets for the north London club. Bale thinks the foundations are there for Spurs to have a successful 2013-14 season.
He added: “It was great to get the win but the clouds just came over and made it a little bit duller, but it’s something we have to learn from, we are a young squad, and we will take it in to the future.”
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The end of the season along with Tottenham’s failure to make the Champions League has brought the inevitable questions and rumours on Gareth Bale’s future at Tottenham. Two reports in yesterday’s papers offered contrasting views on what will happen during the summer. Gareth Bale is every top club’s Number 1 target. After the season [...]
The 23-year-old’s future has come under speculation after Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League, but the club’s coach is confident their star man is going nowhere
After missing out on a place in the Champions League, the north London side are devising a way to keep Gareth Bale at the club and attract new stars to White Hart Lane
So close, yet so far. Seems to be a bit of a recurring theme being a Spurs fan but it’s something we’ve unfortunately grown to know.
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Gareth Bale was booked against Sunderland for diving, the fifth time that has happened this season. Referees are assisting defenders who immediately claim that Bale has dived whenever he goes down. Andre Villas-Boas quite rightly voiced his displeasure at referee Andre Marriner who incorrectly booked Gareth Balefor diving in Sunday’s match against Sunderland at White [...]
Reports were surfacing on Monday about news that Gareth Bale was set to sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur, giving fans a major boost so soon after the disappointment of failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Spurs only managed a…
• Forward committed to Spurs for the near future
• Real Madrid will have to wait at least one more season
Gareth Bale is poised to commit his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur after agreeing improved terms at White Hart Lane despite the club’s failure to get to the Champions League. The deal is expected to include a release clause for bids over £50m that can be triggered at the end of next season.
Spurs’ victory over Sunderland on Sunday was in vain as Andre Villas-Boas’s team ended the season in fifth place, just behind their bitter rivals Arsenal, despite amassing 72 points. Missing out on Europe’s lucrative elite competition has serious implications for the club’s revenue streams, and left Tottenham vulnerable to bids for their better players.
The chairman, Daniel Levy, has indicated, though, that he will seek to add to the squad before next season.
Giving Bale, the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the season and young player of the season, terms worth about £150,000 a week would be a serious statement of intent given that a number of suitors, not least Real Madrid, are interested in buying the Wales international.
The 23-year-old scored 31 times for club and country this season, including Sunday’s winner, but has always indicated a willingness to stay.
Tottenham are confident they can price many of the forward’s predators out of the market but the release clause would allow Bale and his club to review the situation at the end of next season.
The hope is that the club will qualify for the Champions League next time.
The forward joined the rest of Villas-Boas’s squad in flying to the Bahamas on Monday for a post-season Caribbean tour, which includes an exhibition match against Jamaica on Thursday at the Thomas A Robinson National stadium on Nassau island.
“Will the big clubs be able to lure Bale away? It is very, very difficult to lure a player of [these dimensions] away,” said the manager.
“You have to hold on to your best assets. Gareth is travelling with the team. This is an opportunity for him to touch that fan base that he has around the world, so we are looking forward to him coming and competing. All of our players will be coming down. We have a few developmental players and we hope to bring them all so that they can get the experience.”The manager, who expects Wiliam Gallas to depart under freedom of contract, will discuss the club’s plans for the summer with Levy and the owner, Joe Lewis, who is based in the Bahamas over the course of the trip. He hopes to bring in Fabio Capello’s former England general manager, Franco Baldini, as a technical director. “We have been outlining the route ahead for what we want to do in terms of the club structures and hopefully the arrival of somebody else in the structure for the recruitment side, a technical director, so hopefully we can take those steps forward,” added the Portuguese. “We got ever so close, but they (Manchester United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal) will do their job in window, and we will do ours the Tottenham way: scouting properly and look for good grabs in summer window to make it a stronger squad.”
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Gareth Bale has reportedly decided to end any speculation that he is leaving Tottenham by signing a new contract to stay with the club. Simon Johnson and Tom Collomosse of the London Evening Standard reported the news of the forward’s deal:
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The Spurs boss is confident Europa League football will be enough to keep Gareth Bale as he prepares to bolster his squad this summer for a renewed pursuit of the top four
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Tottenham defeated Sunderland in the final match of the season through a late Gareth Bale goal but with Arsenal’s win at Newcastle finish fifth with their record points total in the Premier League and so fail to make the Champions League for another season. Mike Ashley has gone some way to redressing the awful gaffe [...]
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The 35-year-old boss reveals he hopes to use the recently-crowned Barclays Player of the Season to lure big names to White Hart Lane during the summer
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The Manchester United boss and Tottenham midfielder have been rewarded for record-breaking campaigns with the Manager of the Year and Player of the Year accolades
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Over the past few months, Gareth Bale’s incredible form for Tottenham has caused him to be linked with big-money moves away from his club.Now, Spurs would obviously like to hold on to their best player and, given that he is under contract for some time…
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Gareth Bale is an immensely talented player who would have no shortage of potential suitors should he decide it’s time to move on from Tottenham. He must make a decision about his future shortly after the season ends to help Spurs set their summer plan…
The Wales international has reaffirmed his desire to play for a foreign side at some stage in his career, but is focused on helping his current team secure a Champions League spot
A busy few months lie ahead for Gareth Bale.The success of Bale’s season at Tottenham will be determined over the next week as the club vies for a place in the Premier League’s top four and next season’s Champions League.Even more importantly for the W…
Andre Villas-Boas has been optimistic in his comments on Gareth Bale’s future. He has been joined by former Tottenham managers, Harry Redknapp and Martin Jol in encouraging the player to remain with Spurs. Gareth Bale’s future is a topic for constant speculation. It is intrinsically linked with Tottenham’s success or failure to achieve Champions League [...]
The former Spurs midfielder is adamant that Andre Villas-Boas’ side can mix it up with the two Manchester clubs and feels that they are very much in the hunt for a top-four finish