Hoddle, who played nearly 500 times for Tottenham between 1975 and 1987, has this advice for Britainâ€™s best player.
He told the London Evening Standard: "If I was Bale, I would say stay for another year, maybe two. He should stay for himself because his family life needs to be right when he goes abroad.
"Heâ€™s playing inspired at the moment, he should enjoy his football. He wonâ€™t do that if he goes abroad straight away, he might in three or four years. But, obviously, if they get ÂŁ80 million Daniel [Levy, Spurs chairman] will want to take it.â€ť