Tottenham Hotspur have announced that sought-after winger Gareth Bale has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2016.
The Welshman had been increasingly linked with a move away from the club this summer, after Spurs failed to secure Champions League football for the coming season.
However, the 22 year-old has ended such talk by committing his future to Tottenham by agreeing a new deal.
The agreement was confirmed in a statement on the club website, in which Bale said his main aim was to help fire Spurs back into the Champions League after coming so close last season.
"I love the Club and the fans and I want to play my part in trying to get us back into the Champions League - where we belong. We’ve a good, young squad and we need to work together to get back on the biggest stage again," Bale said.
The winger joined Tottenham in 2007 after making headlines for his displays at Southampton. He has since gone on to make 160 appearances for Spurs, and has won the club's Young Player of the Year award in two out of the last three seasons.
His break-out moment for Tottenham came in the club's first Champions League campaign during the 2010/11 season, in which he scored a memorable second-half hat-trick against Inter Milan at the San Siro.