Gareth Bale; the hottest player on the planet 7

Currently one of the hottest players on the planet, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale’s star continues to rise, especially after another breathtaking performance for Spurs, this time against West Ham. On this occasion he scored 2 goals including the winner on a 25 yard strike into the top corner in stoppage time. His goals against the Hammers took his tally to eight goals in his last six games for Tottenham and to 19 for the season in all competitions.

Tottenham's Gareth Bale in full flight

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale in full flight

Bale is in a rich vein of form where he has been practically winning games all by himself both scoring and assisting goals. He has recently added free kick specialist to his repertoire, highlighted by his two free kick goals against Lyon in Spurs in Europa league encounter.

The rumors of Bale being wanted by the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to swirl as his performances continue to amaze. Bale may not be in the same category as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but he certainly in the category right below.

The chances of Spurs holding onto their ace will depend heavily upon whether Spurs make the Champions League or not.