Bale not afraid to go abroad

Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale has no problem in moving abroad if he sees it as the right move to progress his career.

The Welshman has been in scintillating form for Spurs this campaign and with that, is attracting the attention of some big European clubs – including El Clasico giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Former Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric is not exactly in Andre Villas-Boas’ good books right now after urging the midfielder to join him at Real last week. The Croatian has now stated on a number of occasions that he would like to play with Bale again after they linked up so well when in North London.

Also, a number of Barcelona representatives have admitted to being admires of the 23-year-old in the past and his attributes would certainly suit the Spanish top flight. Bale appears to be a driven man that wants to achieve all he can in the game, so a move to a team challenging for the Champions League title is sure to jump out at him.

He said: “It would be nice to experience other leagues and other cultures. I’ve always said I’m not afraid to go abroad. If the times comes and a team that’s right comes in for me, then I’ll look at it seriously. I’ll see what happens.

“Everybody wants to be playing in the Champions League. Obviously we were unfortunate not to get in there last season but the UEFA Europa League is the next best thing.”

Much of this potential move to La Liga is sure to depend on how Tottenham do in the Premier League this campaign. If they qualify for Europe’s elite club competition, then Bale is likely to stay at White Hart Lane.

If they don’t manage a top four finish though, then maybe it is time for the Welsh winger to start looking at his options. Not many defences would fancy coming up against an attack that consisted of Bale and the likes of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

There is no doubt that the Spurs man has the ability to go on and be one of the best players in the world, but at the moment things are going great for him at Tottenham, so maybe a couple more years in North London is the best way to progress his career.

At 23-years-old, first-team football and big match experience is what he needs.

Joey Rooney

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.

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