Tottenham’s star man Gareth Bale has signed on with Spurs for another four and a half years, as Harry Redknapp warns off any sides hoping to buy the winger in the summer.
Tottenham manager Redknapp is reportedly relived Bale is tied to the London side until 2015, with Bale being chased by top flight clubs Manchester United and Barcelona.
"It's great to have Gareth sign a new contract at the Club. He is a fantastic player and the type of player we need to be keeping at Spurs,” Redknapp told reporters.
"Gareth is now one of the top left sided players in the world, he really is an amazing talent and can only get better. He is a smashing lad as well which is equally as important.
"He has got his whole future ahead and he has everything going for him."
But speculation is spreading that Barcelona are still keen to steal the star, should they be able to offer the right price in the summer. The La Liga table leaders are thought to be relying on Tottenham not qualifying for Champions League to possibly garner interest from Bale, who has been described as electrifying for Spurs and a match winner on many occasions.
Bale, however, moved to quash these rumours, telling reporters, "I am enjoying my football at Tottenham. I want us to keep going forward as a team and hopefully we can achieve big things.
"We have got a great squad that is still young and we are going places. The players want what the fans want, and performing in front of these fans is a special experience.”
Bale hinted that should Tottenham not qualify for Champions League next season, it will be very disappointing, which will no doubt give hope to Barcelona that they might yet secure his signature.
"Every year as a minimum we are aiming to qualify for the Champions League so we are definitely going in the right direction," he said.
Bale is hoping Tottenham can go all the way with their Champions League hopes this season, and has plans for Tottenham to stake a permanent place in the top four in the premiership race.
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