Dean Windass believes that Daniel Levy will be telling Ryan Mason to play Gareth Bale in the final few games of the season.
After scoring a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Sheffield United two weeks ago, Bale kept his place in the starting lineup for Tottenham’s trip to Elland Road.
The Welshman, much like the rest of the Spurs side, put in a poor showing as Mason’s men lost 3-1, a result which effectively ended the club’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
There has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Tottenham are likely to re-sign Bale for next season.
Reports in the British press have claimed that Levy will offer the next Tottenham boss the chance to re-sign the winger next season.
However, sources from Spain have suggested that the 31-year-old may prefer to see out the final year of his contract at Madrid if Zinedine Zidane leaves the club.
Windass insisted that Bale is more likely to be keen on returning to North London next season now that Jose Mourinho is no longer in charge.
The former Hull City midfielder told Football Fancast: “It’s up to Gareth if he wants to stay, it’s nothing to do with the club.
“Now Mourinho has gone, there’s more chance of him wanting to stay because he is going to get a run of games.
“I guarantee you this, Daniel Levy will be telling Ryan Mason to play him.”
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I do believe there is a good chance that Levy would have had a conversation with Mason about handing minutes to the likes of Bale and Alli before handing him the job.
Mourinho could have possibly insisted on Alli being sold and Bale not returning next season. The Spurs chairman might have been irked by the prospect of losing valuable assets for a lower fee without handing them a chance to rekindle their form.
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