Date:Monday July 17 2006
Gareth Bale today put fans mind's at ease when it was announced that he had signed a new deal with the club and would not be going anywhere. Fans had been worried that a situation similar to the one which involved Theo Walcott's move to Arsenal would arise. Bale had been linked with moves to Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United.
However, Bale signed a two year contract yesterday, his seventeenth birthday. He will now be contracted to the club until July 2008.
Bale laughed off suggestions of a big money move to a top Premiership team by telling www.saintsfc.co.uk:-
'It was flattering to see my name linked with a few clubs - and I got a bit of stick off my mates for that.'
'But I am very happy at Southampton and I can learn a lot more here than at any other club where I would just be a Reserve team
Bale, who has only made one first team start at the end of last season instantly proved a hit with fans and is obviously eager to establish himself as a first team regular. He told the Saints Official Site:-
'That was an amazing end to the season for me. It is barely a year since I came here as a first-year scholar and I have already played for the first-team and my country and signed a professional contract.'
'I just need a run of games to help me because I still have a lot to learn and I am really looking forward to pushing on this
Duo Talk Debuts (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Schneiderlin Wants To Stay (Monday August 18 2014)
Koeman - Effort Was Pleasing (Monday August 18 2014)
Stats: Liverpool v Southampton (Sunday August 17 2014)
We're Ready For Liverpool - Koeman (Friday August 15 2014)
Gardos Completes Move (Friday August 15 2014)
Saints Confirm Long Capture (Thursday August 14 2014)
Southampton Return To The Den (Wednesday August 13 2014)
No Short Fee For Long & Sharp Exit (Wednesday August 13 2014)
Forster Joins As No 1 (Tuesday August 12 2014)
|13. Crystal Palace||1||0||0||1||-1||0|
|14. Man Utd||1||0||0||1||-1||0|
|18. West Ham||1||0||0||1||-1||0|
|17th Minute Applause For Two Toon Fans
» Aston Villa : 20/08/2014 10:38:00
|Liverpool: Coutinho Back In Brazil Fold
» Liverpool : 20/08/2014 10:11:00
|Barkley return date uncertain
» Everton : 20/08/2014 10:00:00
|Everton target Spurs midfielder
» Everton : 20/08/2014 09:37:00
|Chelsea Out to Sign Arsenal Target?
» Chelsea : 20/08/2014 07:26:00