"If he were playing for Arsenal there would be a lot of talk about: 'Can they keep him?'
"But it doesn't apply in the same way at Spurs, where he's on a long-term deal.
"But he went to Manchester United instead and now they are benefiting from that switch in power.
"Bale is in the same bracket: the sort of player who makes things happen. It will be Bale who decides if Tottenham can finish in the top four."