Spurs boss Redknapp insists Bale staying

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists Gareth Bale's future is at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists Gareth Bale's future is at White Hart Lane.

Bale, 19, arrived from Southampton in a deal worth £10million at the start of last season and was hailed as one of the finest young left-backs around - but he is currently behind Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the pecking order.

There is also the lingering statistic that Bale has not featured in a Barclays Premier League win yet, although he did spend most of last season sidelined through injury.

"Eventually that will change," Redknapp said. "I see him as a great left-back eventually. But he has to learn the game and become a stronger defender to become a great left-back. But he has everything in his locker to be a great player.

"It's parts of his games like the one on ones, things like that. We just need to toughen him up a bit but he's got everything else."

Have your say