Gareth Bale has signed a new four-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, committing his future to the club until 2016.
The 2011 PFA Player of the Year has decided to stay at White Hart Lane for the immediate future at least, despite concerns that he might look for a move elsewhere after Spurs failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Spurs meanwhile are in the precarious position of negotiating player deals ahead of appointing
Andre Villas-Boas a new manager, and without the much-touted leverage of Champions League football. Modric meanwhile is likely on the way out. They might ask Andrea Pirlo to come over from Juventus but he’s too “homophobic” for the Premier League.