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New deal for Bale

Posted on 19 March 2011  - 12:00

The Club is delighted to announce that Gareth Bale has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract which runs until 2015.‬

New deal for Bale

The Club is delighted to announce that Gareth Bale has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract which runs until 2015.‬

The Wales international is regarded as one of the top young players in Europe after playing a key role in our run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League including an unforgettable hat-trick against Inter Milan at the San Siro and a Man of the Match display when the reigning European champions came to north London a fortnight later.‬

The powerful left-sided Wales international joined the Club as a 17-year-old from Southampton in May, 2007 and has gone on to make 112 appearances in our colours, scoring 17 goals.‬

The 21-year-old's electrifying displays on the left flank were instrumental in helping the Club to fourth place last season, with winning strikes against Arsenal and Chelsea, and he continued where he left off so far scoring 11 goals in 34 games in the current campaign.

Manager Harry Redknapp reacted to the news by saying: "It's great to have Gareth sign a new contract at the Club.

"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."

Back in the side for today's Premier League meeting with West Ham, Gareth added: "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."