Vertonghen hopes Tottenham can keep hold of Bale

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen hopes they can keep hold of Gareth Bale.

Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas fears that Bale could leave the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season.

Vertonghen showered Bale with praise, telling TalkSport: "I'm glad he's a part of our team.

"I'm pleased I don't have to play against him, except when I represent Belgium!

"He's an amazing player, everybody can see that. I hope he stays next season as well."

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