Gareth Bale insists that he’ll stay at Tottenham Hotspur, regardless of whether the club qualifies for next season’s Champions League, says the
The Welsh winger has been in dazzling form this season, scoring 19 Premier League goals and alerting some of Europe’s top clubs on the way to winning the PFA Player of the Year Award.
But Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is adamant that Bale will be at White Hart Lane next season – even if the club finishes outside the top four.
Villas-Boas said: “The player is here to remain, independent of the objectives of Champions League qualification being achieved or not. It’s impossible to predict, but this is the assurance I have had from the club.”
“We understand that the more awards the more recognition the player will have, the more media attention. But the club has to move forward by holding onto its best players like Gareth.”
Bale signed a new four-year-deal at Tottenham last summer but that is not likely to put off Real Madrid, who are able to offer at least £60million according to ambassador Zinedine Zidane.
Villas-Boas continued: “In the end it’s great for a player of Zidane’s dimension to be speaking about Gareth. Whatever price tag the player has doesn’t matter because he’s our player.”
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