Peter Crouch has urged Tottenham to re-sign Gareth Bale for next season if they can afford to do so.
Contradictory reports have emerged over Bale’s future recently with some claiming that Spurs have the first refusal to re-sign the winger on loan next season while others have suggested that the North Londoners would have to re-negotiate a deal with Real Madrid.
In a press conference after joining up with the Wales squad yesterday, Bale has said that his plan was always to just spend a year on loan at Spurs before returning to Real Madrid for the last year of his contract.
The experienced wide-man also added that his main motivation for returning to the Lilywhites last summer was to get game time so that he is sharp for the Euros.
Some Spurs fans on social media didn’t take particularly kindly to that comment from the 31-year-old.
Crouch believes that his former teammate has shown enough over the last few months to suggest that he would be an asset for the Tottenham team next season.
The former Spurs striker told Paddy Power: “There’s a lot to discuss with Gareth Bale and whether he should stay at Spurs this summer.
“It’s going to cost Tottenham a lot of money to keep him. However, he’s coming into some good form at the moment and proving what a good player he is.
“He was so excited to come back to Spurs in the summer and regularly play football. The first few months didn’t really work out for him, but he’s found his feet now.
“It depends on whether it’s going to work financially for Tottenham, but on his day Gareth Bale is as good as anyone in the Premier League.
“He can definitely get back to that level, he needs the love of the supporters.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It would be a shame if Bale returns to Real Madrid without playing a single game in front of the Spurs fans. I do not think it is realistic to talk about us re-signing Bale at the moment as there are plenty of variables from now until the end of the season that would influence the decision. Those include whether or not we are able to get back into the Champions League, Mourinho’s future and whether Bale himself continues getting minutes and playing well.
Have something to tell us about this article?