Bale pens new Tottenham contract

Tottenham have been handed a massive boost as star winger Gareth Bale has signed a new contract with the north London club.

With Spurs missing out on Champions League football for next term and Harry Redknapp being dismissed as manager, a number of the outfit’s leading players have been linked with White Hart Lane exits.

With Barcelona seemingly keen to add the Wales international to their star-studded squad this summer, Bale has opted to extend his stay with his current employers.

After signing a new four-year deal with Tottenham, Bale has expressed that he wanted to be loyal to the club.

“I’ve been here for five years now and I’ve enjoyed every minute,” he told the side’s official website.

“The fans have been great to me and I’d love to re-pay them and do the very best for them. The club is progressing and I want to be a part of that, so it was great to get the deal done.

“I love the club and the fans and I want to play my part in trying to get us back into the Champions League – where we belong. We’ve a good, young squad and we need to work together to get back on the biggest stage again,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight