The Tottenham Hotspurs are on the hot seat as they try to keep their winger who's fresh off a PFA Player of the Year title. The Spurs obviously want to hold on to Gareth Bale, and while the transfer window can be a doozy for clubs, actually getting the deal done with Bale should be Tottenham's top priority this summer.
If you're a Tottenham fan, however, you can't help but notice the bevy of transfer rumours surrounding the Welsh star. Bale is one of the hottest young talents in the game, and teams would be seriously foolish not to consider making a bid. He's the kind of player who can change a club's future.
Thankfully for Hotspurs fans out there, Martin Lipton from the Mirror has reported that you can put your minds at ease. Lipton reports that the Spurs have straight up told Man U that if they are pursuing the talented youngster, they're wasting their time.
Andre Villas-Boas Confirms Gareth Bale is Not for Sale http://t.co/M2GvgdQ1mB— Man United Latest (@LatestManUtd) July 21, 2013
It's been reported that Manchester United put up an insane £60 million bid for Bale, but executives for the Spurs insist they wouldn't even budge for a record-breaking £85 million price tag. In the same report, Lipton states that Real Madrid have already been scared off the trail.
More good news for Tottenham comes at the word that Bale has already showed up to preseason training with the Spurs, and it appears that he'll be a Hotspur for at least another season.
As Tottenham dodge suitors for the Welsh superstar, they need to stay focused on one thing: keeping Gareth Bale on the roster. If they want to be successful in the coming years, they need to keep the most talented guys on the pitch—and Bale is certainly one of those guys.
Bale is a huge asset for any team that wants a great player. He won a number of different Player of the Year awards and found the net 21 times in league play last season.
Will Tottenham lose Bale this summer?
Tottenham would be foolish to hear any offers for Gareth. Great franchises are built on great players. You have to start with a nucleus of one or two great players. From there you build a team around the stars. Bale is one of those stars. If Tottenham lose him, they lose a part of their nucleus.