Tottenham legend Gary Mabbutt is convinced that Gareth Bale will be at the club next season.
Mabbutt knows more than most about club loyalty having spent 16 years as a Spurs player between 1982 and 1998. Our former skipper believes Bale is enjoying his football at the Lane and will be a Spurs player for years to come.
30 goals for club and country this season have meant that we, the Spurs fans have had to put up with the speculation linking Bale with a move to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United on a weekly basis.
Mabbutt’s love for the club is plain for all to see, hopefully his Bale hunch is spot on.
“Everyone asks about Gareth Bale and his future, but let’s look at the facts,” Mabbutt said at the Vauxhall Football Mash Up Roadshow.
“Gareth is 23, he is on an incredible salary, he will probably get a new contract in the summer, he has got a beautiful girlfriend, he has a lovely six-month-old daughter, every time he plays football he has a smile on his face, and he also swept the honours board this season.
“You look at that and you think: ‘is he happy?’ I’d say he is.
“There is always speculation, but he signed a new four-year contract at the start of the season.
“All his comments on the stage at the FWA awards were about how much he is enjoying his football here. As far as I am concerned, he will be here for a long time.”
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