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Harry's confident Gareth won't bail

Gareth Bale will not want to leave Tottenham even if they are not in the Champions League next season, according to Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.

The Wales wideman is attracting attention from all over Europe following two eye-catching Champions League displays against Inter Milan.

The European champions are among the clubs said to be interested in the 21-year-old, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, with figures in excess of £50million mentioned.

But Redknapp insisted: "It doesn't worry me, it's great. Spurs are being noticed and one of our players is getting the whole of Europe talking.

"I understand the attention on Gareth, it's the nature of football. But, trust me, he won't be leaving Spurs -- even if we were to fail to qualify for the Champions League this season.



Chanting

"I don't think Gareth is at all interested in being anywhere else. He's not like that and, like me, he knows this is a club on the up."

Redknapp revealed even Bale's team-mates were chanting his name following a match-winning performance in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Inter.

"Gareth deserves all the praise that has come his way after his brilliant performance against Inter Milan this week," said Redknapp.

"In fact, when he came into the dressing room after doing his TV interviews on Tuesday night all the lads in the dressing room started chanting 'Bale, Bale'."

Redknapp, who was in charge of Southampton as Bale was coming through the Saints youth team, admitted he had doubts at one point as to whether the youngster would make it at the top level.

"I felt he had to get tougher and grow up a bit and I think he knew it too.

"It was obvious that he could play though, it just needed to come out."


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