Gareth Bale has signed a new four and a half year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, ending any speculation about a summer move away from the club.
The new contract will now see the in demand 21 year old remain at the club until 2015.
The Welshman has been linked with everyone from Manchester United and City to Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
However, he has put pen to paper on a new deal and has expressed his happiness at Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham.
Bale told the Spurs official website; ”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. It is great to commit to this club and hopefully we can achieve what we believe we can with this squad. The players want what the fans want, and performing in front of these fans is a special experience.
“I definitely believe we can challenge for a title very soon. That is why I have signed. Every year as a minimum we are aiming to qualify for the Champions League so we are definitely going in the right direction.
“We have proven in the Champions League this season that we can compete with the best and we are in the last eight now and there is no reason we can’t go further this season and in years to come”. stated the Welsh star.
Manager Redknapp spoke of his delight at Bale’s new deal.
“It’s great to have Gareth sign a new contract at the club,” stated Redknapp. “He is a fantastic player and the type of player we need to be keeping at Spurs.
“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.”