Glenn Hoddle says Spurs can't sign Gareth Bale based on this season's performances
Former Spurs and England boss, Glenn Hoddle, believes his former club shouldn’t be looking to sign Gareth Bale on a permanent basis at the moment.
Bale has struggled with inconsistent form in recent weeks but did rattle in an impressive hat-trick against Sheffield United just a few weeks back. That performance was much like the Bale of old, and the Bale many expected to see when he returned last summer.
Under Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid loanee struggled for starts. He played predominantly in the Europa League, struggling to get much game time in the Premier League. However, Ryan Mason seems to have been more trusting of Bale, and he’s started the last three PL games.
However, speaking to the Evening Standard, club legend Hoddle believes Bale hasn’t quite done enough as yet, meaning Spurs shouldn’t be looking to sign him again this summer.
“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,” Hoddle commented.
“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.”
Spurs lie seventh in the PL table with only the slimmest of chances of making the top four. Question marks remain over the future manager, as well as if Harry Kane will stay beyond the summer.
TBR View: Bale has done just ok, but not enough like Hoddle says
Hoddle often talks sense and he’s no different here with his opinion on Bale. For the amount of money he’ll be earning, he’s not quite done enough to elevate Spurs to where they need to be.
Like Hoddle says, if a cheaper deal can be sorted, then Bale might be worth another crack. But for the moment, it’s looking like a tough deal to justify.
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