Premier League - Bale considers foreign move
Mon, 04 Apr 10:05:00 2011
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has not ruled out one day plying his trade in another country if a "great opportunity" was presented to him.
Bale has been catapulted into the limelight following some impressive performances with Spurs this season, not least his stunning Champions League hat-trick against Internazionale at the San Siro in October.
Subsequently a host of big-name clubs have been linked with a move for the Welshman, including the likes of Inter and Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But the 21-year-old recently committed himself to Spurs by penning a new four-and-a-half year contract.
However, that does not mean Bale is not willing to try his hand at playing abroad further down the line.
The former Southampton player telling Spanish daily AS: "You never know, but I'm not afraid to leave the country.
"If a great opportunity arises you need to seriously consider it. I left home at 15.
"If I leave the Premier League, I'll learn another language, I'll know other people, another country, I will grow as a person.
"There aren't more British players abroad because the league is very strong, but now yours (the Spanish league) has got Cristiano (Ronaldo), (Lionel) Messi..."