Redknapp: Bale won’t go abroad

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Harry Redknapp has denied claims Gareth Bale could leave Tottenham at the end of the season after the Welshman hinted he would be ready to jump ship should Spurs miss out on Champions League qualification.


Tottenham picked up just their second win in ten league games with their 2-0 victory over Blackburn on Sunday, a result that took them back up into the top four above Newcastle by virtue of goal difference.


Speaking to the BBC over the weekend, Bale hinted that he would consider his options should Spurs miss out on a top four spot this season, with Barcelona reportedly ready to swoop for the winger at the end of the current campaign.


However Redknapp refuted those claims and insisted that Bale would be going nowhere, even if a top four spot eludes the Lilywhites.


"He has got to worry about that at the end of the year," Redknapp said.


"He has got a long contract at the club, I don't think he will be going anywhere, he isn't going to find too many better clubs than Tottenham."


He added: "I don't think he is a boy to go abroad at the moment.


"The first opportunity he gets he goes home to his family in Wales so I don't think he is a boy who would be suited to go abroad at this stage of his career.


"I think this is a great club for him to be at and you can't be letting Gareth Bale go, he is the future of the club."


Spurs face a crucial day on Wednesday when it comes to their future in the Champions League, with their trip to the Reebok Stadium to take on Bolton coming on that same night that Newcastle, currently in fifth, travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea, who occupy sixth place.


Just a point separate the three teams with three games remaining, with Arsenal a further four points ahead having played a game more.

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