Last Updated: Wed, 22 May 2013 13:27
Tim Sherwood says he is convinced that Gareth Bale will stay at the club despite the undoubted interest from Real Madrid.
The Welsh wizard is set to be offered a new deal, said to be worth around £150,000 a week, in the near future and Spurs coach Sherwood believes Bale will spearhead the team's attempts to reach the Champions League at the end of next season.
"I would say one million per cent he stays at Tottenham," Sherwood told the Evening Standard. "He is fantastically happy. I see him around the training ground all the time and he has a good working relationship with the manager.
"He loves his team-mates and they show him the respect he deserves and he gives it to them back. I don't see him banging the door down looking for a move.
"It is crucial for all teams (to keep him) when you're at the level we are pushing for in terms of Champions League football. It is important Gareth Bale stays at the club."
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