‘Desire has got to be there’ – Hoddle weighs in Spurs’ Gareth Bale ‘conundrum’ 

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Dom Le Roy

Glenn Hoddle has said that it might not be the wisest of moves for Tottenham Hotspur to bring Gareth Bale back to North London next season.

Despite being written off as a flop by some pundits earlier in the campaign, the Welshman has demonstrated over the last few months that he is still capable of producing moments of quality in the final third. 

Reports in the press have indicated that Daniel Levy will give the next Spurs manager the chance to re-sign Bale next season, with the North London club having the option to extend the loan deal on the same terms.

However, some sources from Spain suggest that any loan deal would have to be renegotiated by Spurs ahead of next season.

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett revealed this week that a decision is yet to be made on his client’s future and that the three parties will sit down for a discussion at the end of the season.

However, Hoddle insisted that the 31-year-old needed to show more desire and perform consistency if Spurs are going to shell out money to re-sign him.

When asked if Tottenham should keep Bale for another year, the legendry midfielder told The Evening Standard: “That is a conundrum. From the outside looking in it is not easy to know what sort of money he is on and what it would take to keep him.

“He has played some really good games and teams in mid-table and down near the bottom. Now if I saw more consistency in him playing like that then I would say definitely, if it was not ridiculous money

“But no, at the moment there is not that inconsistency there with Gareth and I want him to show you that he wants to do it every game. Whatever minutes he is on the pitch, that desire has got to be there. At the moment, there is a question mark about that.”

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It would make sense for Spurs to re-sign Bale. Unlike this season, the Welshman might be able to contribute from the start of the campaign now that he seems to have built up his fitness. However, the decision has to rest with whoever is appointed as the new manager. 

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