And Hoddle, who won the FA Cup with Spurs in 1981 and 1982, reckons the north London side can attract top players to White Hart Lane this summer if Bale stays at the club.
“I don’t know Gareth but I would say to him ‘don’t go anywhere just yet’,” Hoddle told the Metro.
“Hopefully, his presence at White Hart Lane will then help attract better players to the club to play alongside him and he can then help Spurs become contenders to win the title.”
Hoddle also believes Bale would be wise to wait a few more years before seriously considering a move abroad, with the Welsh winger’s long-term girlfriend recently giving birth to their first child.
“Gareth has a young family and they will not be ready to abroad just yet, I can tell you that now,” he added.
“I was 29 when I left Spurs for Monaco and it took me four months to get settled there. It can be hard and Gareth has time on his side. He can move when the time is right for him and his family.”
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