Sky Sports journalist Paul Gilmour has been sharing his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale and the likelihood of him staying at the north London club beyond his current loan deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.
This comes after Gilmour recently made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Spurs.
On the subject of Bale, who scored a brace during Tottenham’s recent 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, Gilmour was asked whether or not Spurs could keep hold of the Welshman beyond this season.
In response, Gilmour had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I still think there’s a long way to go on that. I think, if it continues along the way it’s going at the moment, then there is a good chance, yes, but he needs to just keep delivering – and that is going to be the challenge for him.
“I think he will be there if he can keep up the form.”
Since Bale arrived at the club back in September on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, the winger has made 22 appearances for the Lilywhites across all competitions, scoring 10 goals and providing three assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gilmour’s comments on Bale and his future with Spurs…
Given how Bale has managed to score four goals and provide two assists in his previous five Premier League appearances, it’s understandable why Gilmour thinks the club could try and make a deal to keep hold of the winger beyond this season.
Do you think Bale will be at Spurs next season?
In our view, if Bale continues this current run of form he’s on, then this should persuade the north London club to try everything they can to keep hold of the winger because of the impact he’s had on the team in recent weeks.
They may not hold all the cards since Madrid still own the player, but you would imagine that merely attempting to prolong Bale’s Tottenham is the very least the club could do, based on his current form and how he is slowly transforming their season.