Bale dispelled talks of leaving Tottenham


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Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale turned down rumors of a move away of White Hart Lane.

He made this comment after winning the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year Awards.

Playing behind the 23-year-old’s obvious talent, Spurs are on course to finish in the top four.

However, manager Andre Villas-Boas fears he will lose his top player if they fail to clinch a Champions League slot.

Reports revealed that Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the many teams eyeing the Welshman, but Bale has claimed he is concentrating on Tottenham.

He said: “I just take no notice, it’s all speculation, I can’t do anything about it.

“I just concentrate on my football and play as well as I can and do my best for the team.”

Spurs legends Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles joined in celebrating Bale’s excellent season and claimed they want him to stay at White Hart Lane.

“He really is a great player, a top player,” Villa said. “He is one of these players who can do different things.

“I expect that he will stay at the club – they have a chance to qualify for Europe and this is a good point for him. I expect him to play for the club for two or three more years.

“Everyone wants to play for these big, big clubs, but he has a lot of things to do for Tottenham.

“Maybe in the next few years he will need to move, but at the moment I believe he is expecting to win something important with this club. This is very important for him, I think.”

Ardiles, on the other hand, feels that Tottenham need to secure European football to ensure his commitment.

“As Villas-Boas has said, we need to be in Europe to keep him and I think this is what is going to happen,” said Ardiles.

“He is very happy playing at Spurs – he is a big idol there and a big hero. At the moment he is very happy indeed.

“From the point of view of a Tottenham supporter, I hope he stays for as long as possible at the club.”

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