Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/10/13
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen for winger Gareth Bale to end speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the club. Bale, 23, collected the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award on Thursday to go with the Player and Young Player of the Year awards given to him by the Professional Footballers' Association. These accolades were in recognition of a season that has seen him score 30 times for club and country to make him one of the most prized assets in the Premier League. Bale is contracted until 2016, but Villas-Boas would like the Welshman to extend this deal. "It would be good for him (to sign a new contract)," said the Tottenham manager. "I think he deserves it for the season he's had. "Obviously we could put to bed every single speculation that's coming out. "It would be excellent and I think a reward for what he has achieved this season." Bale has given the firmest hint yet that he is willing to remain at White Hart Lane, te...
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