John Toshack says Spurs’ Gareth Bale was the subject of a “big-money bid” in the summer.
The Welsh manager refused to name which club had made the offer to Tottenham for our left-sided magician, who has been a revalation since he came back into the team in January.
Toshack said: “It was a big-money bid – it’s big money to me anyway. You’ll have to ask Tottenham, they know about it.
“Gareth is aware people are looking at him and people are interested.”
When asked who the bid was from, Toshack said: “I wouldn’t do that out of confidence for the people who have informed me.”
Toshack added: “Two years ago when we started the World Cup qualifying campaign, the first three matches Bale was named man of the match against Azerbaijan, Russia and Liechtenstein.
“I know Harry thinks he has performed some kind of miracle at White Hart Lane but it is certainly not a surprise to us. We know full well what Gareth can do.
“I think the fact the left-back (Benoit Assou-Ekotto) was injured at Tottenham opened the door for him a bit and that shouldn’t have been the case. But it was and he’s taken full advantage.”
He continued: “He’s still a young lad and there’s things he has to learn but there are a lot of people looking at him and taking an interest in him.
“I just hope he can take his club performances into our games at international level.
“He’s in Champions League football now which is another platform for him to show what he can do and if he steers clear of the injury problems he has had he’s got everything going for him to be a big, big player.”
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