Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Andre Villas-Boas says he has been assured that Gareth Bale will stay with Spurs this summer - even if they don't reach the Champions League . Bale is enjoying the best season of his career and his stock rose even further on Thursday when he was named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association. The news, which came four days after he did the double at the Professional Footballers' Association awards, mean he is the only player other than Cristiano Ronaldo to win the FWA Footballer of the Year, the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year prizes in the same season. Last week Villas-Boas, whose team currently sit in fifth despite Bale's 19-goal haul in the Barclays Premier League , sparked fears that the Tottenham forward could leave the club this summer if the team do not make the top four. But today the Spurs manager claimed his comments had been misunderstood. The Portuguese insists that the 23-year-old Welshman will remain at White Hart Lane th...
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