Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas does not think Gareth Bale needs to go to Real Madrid to fulfil his potential.
The Welsh winger’s stock has risen sharply following his recent impressive performances for Tottenham and the rumours of a summer move to Real Madrida and Barcelona just won’t go away.
AVB has warned potential suitors that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would make it very difficult for any club to try and prise Bale away from the Lane.
“I think for a player to develop to his full potential, it can be done perfectly in this league,” Villas-Boas said.
“I think Gareth has that in mind, not only regarding Spurs but regarding this league too.
“We have the best league in the world in my opinion. The best clubs are continuing to attract the best players over.
“We don’t want Gareth to go by any circumstances. I have told you in the past that our chairman is very, very difficult to deal with.
“We will try to hold on to our assets. We believe that we have to hold on to the best players in order to achieve our objectives.”
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