Date: 16th June 2013 at 5:09am
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Gareth would be better suited remaining in if he chooses to leave White Hart Lane according to former Tottenham manager and legend Glenn Hoddle.

is reportedly a target for Real Madrid, who are hoping to sign him in response to missing out on in an £85m deal. Real are pulling no punches trying to woo the Welshman with former player talking him up, claiming the Tottenham star is in the same bracket as and Messi.

Whilst Real are favourites for Bale’s signature, Hoddle thinks a move abroad may be to early for the 23 year old and has advised him to remain in England. Hoddle is quoted in the Daily Star as saying:

“Personally, I don’t think Gareth wants to leave yet – unless it was to one of the Manchester clubs.

“He’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for a move abroad. You have to be settled off the pitch before you get your form on it.”

has frequently been linked to United and The Daily Star believe he is United’s second option if they fail to bring back from Madrid. But as seen in United’s apparent pursuit of Luka Modric, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is willing to play hardball with United, still smarting at perceived injustices in United’s signings of and Dimitar Berbatov.