Tottenham Hotspur’s influential winger Gareth Bale has revealed that he would love to play in Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga in the future, although he assured Spurs fans that he intends to stay at White Hart Lane for the moment.
The 22-year-old Wales midfielder shot to fame with a scintillating display against Italian giants Inter Milan during last season’s Champions League, and the rapid winger is now targeting Champions League football once again with Spurs, suggesting they could even challenge for the title soon.
"It is so important we keep this squad together," Bale revealed to the Evening Standard.
“If we do, then every year we'll keep improving and eventually challenge for the title. We're a team who want to keep progressing every year and if we do that, it's going to come to a point where one year we're going to have to win the title.
“Whoever comes to White Hart Lane now, we expect to beat them. We've got a great squad, which is also quite a young one, so we can grow together and the belief that we can achieve something is very great.
“If we're playing in the Champions League every season, we can attract bigger players.”
Bale’s immediate concerns remain with Tottenham, but with the likes of Inter and Barcelona said to be interested in the precocious youngster, his head has been turned by the prospect of a future abroad.
“You look at David Beckham, who has done well in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A and proved himself there.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has done the same here and in Spain, so you can definitely improve as a player in different footballing cultures and it's something that's exciting.
“It gives you that experience to become a better player and understand the game more. So I'm not afraid of the idea of going abroad and if something ever did happen, I wouldn't be frightened to go.
"However, at the moment, I'm really happy at Tottenham. We're doing very well at present and we're going somewhere really good."