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Gareth Bale won't quit Tottenham

Player of the Year Gareth Bale has no plans to quit Tottenham at the end of the year, even if Spurs fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. Spurs are currently fifth in the league table and there remains question marks over the Welshman's long term future.

Bale has been linked with a move to both Real Madrid and Barcelona, with both Spanish sides eager to bring the left winger to their club.

Andre Villas-Boas has no plans to let the star player leave.

"At the end of the day, I want to play at the highest level possible and be playing against the best teams in the world, but the club is going in the right direction," Bale said. "All our objectives are the same, we just have to try and achieve them now.

 "We've had a taste of Champions League football and that's where we want to be again. That's where the club needs to be to get to the next level and what we've been trying to do this season to lift the club to better things. 

"Since I came here, everything has changed. When I first arrived there was talk of a new training ground and a new stadium. As the years have gone in, it's got better and better.

"The training ground has happened and next it will be the stadium. The club is growing and I think it's growing within its own means. The club is bringing in better players every season. We're all of a similar age, around our mid-20s.

 "We've got a good, firm base, which is always important for a club like Tottenham and I'm sure we'll bring a few more players in this summer. We're heading in the right direction. Hopefully there is still a lot more to come."