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Sherwood sure Bale will stay with Spurs

There has been much speculation about Gareth Bale's future.
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Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood is "one million per cent" confident that Gareth Bale will remain at White Hart Lane.

The Wales international saw his performances in 2012/13 land him in the PFA Player of the Year award, with a number of talismanic displays taking Spurs agonisingly close to a top-four finish and Champions League football.

Unsurprisingly, Bale's exploits have drawn admiring glances from afar - with Real Madrid reported to be leading a £60million hunt for his signature.

Spurs maintain that the 23-year-old is not for sale, and Sherwood is convinced that Bale is happy to remain with his current employers for the foreseeable future.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: "Gareth's fantastically happy at Tottenham.

"I see him around the training ground every day. He's got a good relationship with the manager and loves his team-mates. They show him the respect that he deserves and he gives it back to them.

"I don't see him banging the door down trying to get a move. I believe one million per cent he will stay.

"There will be a lot of clubs wanting to take Gareth but he's 23 and has good advisors.

"There's a time for him to go overseas or to another Premier League club but I think he needs to stay here."

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