David Ginola said on talkSPORT this morning that Gareth Bale is in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Guest presenting on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “He’s fantastic, especially this season. The kid still has so much to learn about the game but at his age, he already knows a lot. He does a lot for Spurs. Scoring goals, doing so many things. He’s got the strength, he’s got everything.
“The main difference between Messi, Ronaldo and Gareth Bale is that they are not playing in the same league. Messi and Ronaldo are still in the Champions League and they’re both scoring over 50 or 60 goals per season. It’s quite a lot.
“But Gareth Bale is not a striker and he has still managed to score goals – very important ones. He is definitely in that league.”
Ginola also said that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy should to do all that he can to keep Bale.
He added: “My concern is when you’ve got a good player in an English team, you always see him leaving the club and I hope that Daniel Levy will find a way to keep him because if Tottenham want to be successful in the future, they have to keep their best asset and Gareth