Gareth Bale says he models his game on Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who is five years older and is regarded by many as the world's finest player.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, meanwhile, has also suggested that 23-year-old Bale, who is enjoying the finest form of his career, is capable of emulating Ronaldo's success. "You can see similarities in each of the players," he argues.
In our video, we've taken a look at how the two players' Premier League stats compare when they were the same age, so that's the last five seasons for Gareth Bale and from 2003/04 to 2007/08 for Cristiano Ronaldo.
What do you make of the stats? Is Gareth Bale too good to be at Spurs and will he be at the club next year? Let us know by leaving a comment below...