Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has said that the club should be retaining the services of both Gareth Bale and Luka Modric at all costs. After missing out on the prospect of playing in the group stages of the Champions League next season, Tottenham have been left with the prospect of playing on the Thursday night in the Europa league.

Luka Modric and Gareth Bale are two players who experienced the taste of Champions League football with Tottenham a few seasons ago. Even though they have not come out and blatantly said that they would like to leave the club in the summer, it is understood that a number of clubs are looking at the possibility of signing them.

It is going to be extremely difficult for Tottenham to keep hold of these players given that the club’s interested in them are some of the biggest in the world. Real Madrid and Barcelona are just two of the names interested in Gareth Bale, while Manchester United have shown tremendous interest in Luka Modric. The Croatian came very close to joining Chelsea last summer only for Tottenham to rebuff a £ 40 million offer for him. Due to the fact that he is now 27 years of age, his transfer value would be slightly lower.

“I think it’s vital we keep them. The chairman showed last season that we are not a selling club. We can challenge next year for the title, definitely. We will be up there. We can achieve anything with the squad we have got. When I look around the changing room there’s Gareth, Aaron Lennon, Rafa van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor and even the likes of Louis Saha, Brad Friedel. It’s only upwards for Tottenham,” said defender Kyle Walker, who has been a surprise package of the season for the club.