Tottenham’s Defoe urges Bale to stay put
The 21-year old Welsh winger is the buzz player in world football at the moment and is attracting plenty of interest from big European clubs for his recent performances.
And although Defoe admits it would be good for his confidence to receive such praise, he wants him to stay at White Hart Lane and help Spurs become a powerhouse.
"It's always good to hear big clubs abroad saying nice things about you and Gareth deserves all the praise he is getting,” Defoe said.
"But just look at how long it took for him to adapt to moving between clubs here in England - he moved to Spurs from Southampton three years ago. It's not as easy as people may think.
"To do it abroad must be even harder. In any case, I remember the manager saying earlier this season that we are probably two players away from winning the Premier League.
"I'd agree, which is why I don't see my own future anywhere else but at Spurs. Tottenham are not a selling club. We are a coming force and big clubs keep their best players.
"Look at our squad. People have talked in the last couple of days about Gareth needing to play with big players, but our squad is full of internationals, players who have played at World Cups and European Championships, in Champions League Finals.”