Ginola believes Spurs must break bank to keep Bale

Former Tottenham star David Ginola believes that the White Hart Lane outfit must not sell star Gareth Bale if they are to hold on to their place near the Champions League slots, according to The Mirror.

Ginola spent three years as a player in North London, and quickly became a fan favourite running down the same left wing that Bale is currently using to set the world alight.

The Welshman has attracted interest from the continent owing to his 27 goals for Spurs this term, with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly in the fray for the player’s signature should the 23-year-old opt to leave Spurs.

Former Newcastle winger Ginola, however, believes that the club must remain resolute in keeping their revelation after watching the club part with stars such as Dimitar Berbatov and Luka Modric in seasons past.

“They are going to have offers on the table, but if you want to keep being successful it is important that you keep your best assets – and Gareth Bale is one of them,” said Ginola.

“Spurs have made mistakes in the past like selling Berbatov, ­Modric and Rafael van der Vaart. Let’s not do mistakes any more. Last summer they were minus two key players and had to rebuild the midfield.”

Bale signed a new four-year contract at the club last year, but it is thought that a revised offer may be tabled in an effort to retain the player’s services. They are believed to be unwilling to break with own pay structure, meaning that they would be unable to match the money on offer from the likes of Man City and Chelsea. Ginola, however, believes that an exception should be made.

“You have to break the piggy bank and spend it on Bale. It will be a question of money. Knowing the salary cap at Spurs, it will be complicated.”

Bale arrived at Spurs from Southampton in 2007, for a fee of around £7m.

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