Gareth Bale is reportedly poised to sign a lucrative new contract in order to stay with Tottenham.

According to a report in the Metro, Bale’s new contract will be worth £130,000-a-week, which is a significant increase from his current deal which is reported to be £75,000-a-week.

The new deal will keep him at White Hart Lane for the next four years, though it is likely that he might be approached by Manchester United and Real Madrid, who might even match Spurs’ valuation of £70m.

The Wales international has enjoyed an immensely successful season, winning the PFA’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards as well as the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award. He has also scored 20 league goals for the Spurs this season, the first time a Tottenham player has done that since Jurgen Klinsmann nearly two decades ago.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas claimed that Bale is staying at the club, regardless of their qualification for next season’s Champions League. He also confirmed that failure to finish in the top four of the table is not going to reduce his funds for the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese manager told reporters: "At the moment our future must be analysed in only one direction.

"For us, the objective is always to improve the team and for that to happen either we have Champions League money to make it easier, or we have to invest and risk a bit more.

"But the objective is always to better what you did last season. We have to have one direction only."


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