Tottenham forward Gareth Bale has played down speculation linking him with a transfer from White Hart Lane in the summer. The 23-year-old, who claimed a PFA double on Sunday, insisted he was focussed on performing well for the club.
Bale has enjoyed a stellar season with Spurs this term, with 24 goals and 10 assists to his name from 40 appearances in all competitions so far. The Welshman has been heavily linked with a switch to Real Madrid.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas earlier admitted it could be extremely difficult for the club to refuse Madrid if they did not qualify for the Champions League. However, Bale's comments should reassure Tottenham fans that their talismanic goal scorer will remain in north London, at least for the foreseeable future.
"I just take no notice, it's all speculation, I can't do anything about it. I just concentrate on my football and play as well as I can and do my best for the team," Bale said.
Bale joined Spurs from Southampton in 2007 and overcame stiff competition to clinch the 2012/13 PFA Player of the Year, edging Liverpool's Luis Suarez and last season's winner Robin van Persie of Manchester United.
Rooney: RVP or Suarez for PFA Player of the Year
Meanwhile, United striker Wayne Rooney feels one of his team mate or Suarez should have won the PFA's Player of the Year award. Uruguayan international Suarez has 23 Premier League goals to his name and former Arsenal captain van Persie has 25. The pair emerged second and third in the vote counts, respectively.
After the announcement, the England international striker tweeted: "Congrats to Gareth Bale on winning both awards tonight. I think van Persie or Suarez should of won it though."
A few United players made the PFA's Premier League Team of the Year though, and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea was among them. Rooney posted a congratulatory note, saying: "Buzzing de Gea was in team of year. Yes David well deserved."