Bale may go abroad in future

The Welsh winger admits the opportunity of playing abroad is

something he would seriously think about, but he is also clear he

is not ready to quit White Hart Lane just yet. Bale made a huge

impact whilst playing for Spurs against Inter Milan during last

season’s Champions League. The 22-year-old scored a sensational

hat-trick in a 4-3 defeat at the San Siro, and his performance made

top European clubs sit up and notice the prodigious talent. He told

The Sun: “I’m happy at Tottenham and do not want to leave yet. But

it would never scare me to go abroad. “I left home in Wales to join

Southampton when I was 15. I won’t be frightened to have a go

abroad if that opportunity ever came up. “I’m enjoying my time at

Tottenham. And I’m enjoying playing week in, week out. “But if ever

something came up in future I wouldn’t be frightened of taking that

opportunity.” Bale admits he has been pleased with the work

chairman Daniel Levy has done in keeping Luka Modric at the club

during the summer, claiming it was a ‘massive statement’. “I think

it was a massive statement by the chairman. We’re looking to build

a good team and a good future for the club. So it is vitally

important to keep your best players,” Bale said. “I wouldn’t say it

raised a few eyebrows in the dressing room but it made us realise

the club want to build a good team and that the chairman is looking

in the same direction as us. “Luka has a contract, the chairman

wants to move forward and that’s why he wanted to keep Luka.” And

Bale believes the North London club have a squad good enough to go

one better than last season and finish in the top four. He

continued: “I know we’re not in the Champions League this season

but we’ve got a chance of getting back into it next year.

“Hopefully we can do that. There’s no reason why we can’t. We’ve

certainly got a good enough squad.”