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Bale signs four-year Tottenham contract

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Manager-less Tottenham Hotspur received a boost yesterday when Gareth Bale signed a new four-year contract with the club.

The Wales winger has committed himself to stay with the club until 2016, ending speculation over his future amid interest from both rival English teams and foreign sides.

“The club is progressing and I want to be a part of that, so it was great to get the deal done,” the 22-year-old Bale told Tottenham’s official website after opting to stay at White Hart Lane.

Barcelona and Real Madrid were among the clubs linked with Bale, who stayed at Tottenham despite the London club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League last season but missed out on Europe’s leading club competition after London rivals Chelsea won the trophy.

“I’ve been here for five years now and I’ve enjoyed every minute,” said Bale.

“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.”

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