Hoddle, who played nearly 500 times for Tottenham between 1975 and 1987, has this advice for Britain’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.
"He’s playing inspired at the moment, he should enjoy his football. He won’t do that if he goes abroad straight away, he might in three or four years. But, obviously, if they get £80 million Daniel [Levy, Spurs chairman] will want to take it.”