Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged the club to stop selling our best players.
Redknapp wants Daniel Levy to do everything in his power to keep Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane despite us failing to qualify for the Champions League and feels that it would be a “crime” if the Welshman was sold.
The Sky Sports pundit pointed to the sales of Michael Carrick, Dimitar Berbatov and Luka Modric as examples of players who have left the club and that we should be building a squad to challenge for the Premier League. We all know that there is more to come from Bale, he’s just 23 and the thought that he is yet to reach is footballing peak is a scary reminder of just how much talent the boy has.
He told Sky Sports: “Two years ago I remember [former Manchester City assistant boss] David Platt called my dad and asked about buying Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. It’s going to be exactly the same again.
“I’ve played for that club and I’ve seen it year in and year out that they sell their best players. Michael Carrick had a great season and they decide to sell him. Dimitar Berbatov? They sell him. Luka Modric? They sell him.
“Why don’t they keep hold of their best players? Why don’t they change the structure and go and give Gareth Bale what he would get if he was to go somewhere bigger.
“He might want Champions League football, but he also might want to be a big fish in a small pond. I’ve met Gareth plenty of times and he doesn’t strike me as that sort of a boy.
“I just feel that he can still develop there and get even better and Tottenham can build a team that can challenge for the Premier League.
“There’s no reason at all why they can’t. They’ve got the money. Let’s not kid ourselves, Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy who run the club have got all the financial backing to keep Gareth Bale.
“There’s only reason if they don’t want to do it and that’s if they don’t feel it’s worth it and they don’t want to push on.
“Tottenham can now push on, there’s no two ways about it.”
“They have to keep Bale,” he added.
“He is so important to that football club. He is now the figurehead, he is the crown jewel of the Premier League.
“What he has done this season, scoring nine goals from outside the box – the most in Europe – you have to build a team around him.
“If you let him go it would be a crime.”
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