Despite clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United interested in Tottenham’s talisman, Andre Villas-Boas is convinced that Gareth Bale will stay at the club.
Bale’s current contract runs to 2016 but the new deal, which Tottenham are confident the Welshman will sign, will keep Bale at the club until 2017 at almost double his current wages at £170k a week, according to reports.
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are dependent on Sunday’s outcome. If they manage to beat Sunderland and Arsenal fail to come away with all three points against Newcastle, then Spurs will see their Champions League dreams come true. But Spurs are confident of keeping their star at the club regardless of whether they finish fourth or fifth.
The Mirror reports that Bale’s representatives will sit down with the club early next month but ‘envisage few problems’.
If Spurs manage to hold on to their triple Player of the Year, he will certainly boost Tottenham’s attractiveness for other players. Spurs are seemingly very interested in Barcelona’s David Villa who Barcelona are willing to sell for a reported £13m but Spurs apparently think they’ll get the striker for much less.
Also on the radar for the White Hart Lane club is Aston Villa’s star striker Christian Benteke and Southampton’s left-back Luke Shaw while they’ll be looking to offload the inconsistent Emmanuel Adebayor as well as Tom Huddleston and Gylfi Sigurdsson who are looking for more consistent first team experience. 35-year-old William Gallas is also expected to leave the club in the summer.
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