Wales winger will still be at the Lane next season confirms Portuguese.
Coveted Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gareth Bale will remain at White Hart Lane next season, even if the north London club fail to finish this campaign in the top four of the Premier League and with it entry into the Uefa Champions League, reports the Daily Star.
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas delivered the news that will delight the club’s fans following the announcement on Thursday that the Wales international had also won the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award to go along with the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year gong that he picked up recently.
Bale, 23, has a contract at Tottenham that runs until the summer of 2016 and so any potential buyer who had anted to land the midfield player when the transfer window reopened on 1 June would have needed to have broken the bank with an offer of more than £60 million in order to get their man.
“The player is here to remain, independent of the objectives of Champions League qualification being achieved or not,” Villas-Boas is quoted as saying in the Star.
“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.”