Gareth Bale's Recent Form Proves He'll Be Hot Commodity in Offseason Window

Steven Slivka@@StevenSlivkaCorrespondent IIIFebruary 20, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14:  Gareth Bale of Spurs celebrates after scoring his team's match winning second goal from a free kick during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Lyonnais at White Hart Lane on February 14, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Tottenham's Gareth Bale has been playing like a man possessed lately by scoring six goals in his last four matches in the Premier League.

The recent success of the 23-year-old Welshman has sparked the interest of a couple big-name clubs, and Bale has been linked to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich because of his domination on the pitch.

We won't find out until June if the midfielder is moved from his current club, but he's sure to get paid wherever he goes.

Bale has scored at least two goals in four starts this year, including his three-goal performance against Aston Villa in December.

Bale knows he is getting looks from several clubs, and has influenced the potential move to Real Madrid after telling The Daily Mail he wants to be like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here is what Bale said about the Real Madrid rumors on Jan. 31 (via The Daily Mail):

"The way Ronaldo plays, he's the best all-around player in the world. People have said things in the past and the stuff he does is similar to what I do. He is a benchmark for every player who wants to be that good and it's useful to look at other players, watch how they do things and take my game to another level."

Bale has definitely taken his game to another level over the last couple weeks, and with such success playing for Tottenham, Bale is sure to flourish on an even bigger stage.

According to The Daily Mirror, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said that Bale is valued at £60 million.

That was back in December, before Bale started playing like one of the best wingers in the Premier League.

Now, Bale is at the top of Real Madrid's radar, and with good reason.

When you're being compared to Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two of the best players in the world, you're sure to draw some interest from one of the biggest clubs in the world.