With Spurs 2010-11 Champions League adventure looking likely to come to an end at the hands of Real Madrid, and with Manchester City maintaining the upper hand in the race for final English spot in next year’s UCL, the powers that be at White Hart Lane are likely to be faced with the reality of reduced revenues.
Selling players may be their only recourse, and they have no more valuable asset than 21-year-old phenom Gareth Bale. Earlier this year, Bale was deemed completely untouchable, though Harry Redknapp recently softened his stance to “accept an £80 million super-bid.”
Now, according to the Sunday Express, Spurs would consider bids of over £30 million, and both Manchester United and Liverpool are interested. Bale joined Spurs in 2007 when Damien Comolli, current director of football at Anfield, held that same post at White Hart Lane.
The Reds are widely believed to be looking to add width in the summer, and there may be few players in the world as capable in that regard as Bale. The Wales international, however, did recently sign a new deal with Spurs that would keep him under contract until 2015.