Redknapp 'Bale not going anywhere'
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp takes his Tottenham team to Manchester United tomorrow with a message for the Premier League: "Gareth Bale is not going anywhere."
Bale has been showered with plaudits as Tottenham have chased fourth spot and that elusive last Champions League spot this season, and reports earlier this week linked the left-sided midfielder with a potential move to old Trafford.
Redknapp, who expects to welcome back winger Aaron Lennon after four months out with a troublesome groin injury, has no intentions of losing Bale.
He said: "We're looking to build a team here. We wouldn't be looking to sell players like him. He's the future of the football club."
"You've got to keep your best young players here. He's part of that. Someone's always got to link someone with somewhere. There's no chance of it. I don't make those decisions but I know the chairman would not want to be selling him."
"We're a club that is looking to build a new stadium, a new training ground. We're a club that wants to go upwards and forwards. We're not into selling a player like Gareth Bale, that's for sure."
"His game has gone up so many levels this season. He's got stronger, he's a fantastic athlete, great ability. He can do everything."
"He's got the ability to run all day. He's grown up. He's still only a boy, but physically he has got stronger this last year and he's looking as good as any left-sided player in the country."
"The ability to run like he does is amazing. He runs 60 yards, recovers, runs 60 yards again, recovers, runs 60 yards, he just doesn't stop."
"When you are playing against him it must be very difficult because he just keeps going at you and going at you. Eventually, unless you are very fit, you are not going to run with him for 90 minutes."
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