Robinson backs Tottenham to re-sign Bale after Gold shares big transfer news

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Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham to re-sign Gareth Bale this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one claimed the 31-year-old has proved “he is still one of the world’s best performers” during his loan spell in north London.

Bale joined Spurs on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid in September and has contributed 14 goals and three assists in 31 appearances since.

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According to Football.London‘s Alasdair Gold, the London club have the first option on re-signing the Wales international this summer on the same terms as they have him now.

Robinson heaped praise on the winger and suggested only finances would prevent him from staying for another season.

“I would take him again,” he told Football Insider. “100 per cent.

“There is a lot of things to take into consideration though. One of the main obstacles would be the financial package.

“What wages would he demand? What kind of fee would Real Madrid and the agents want? And how much is there for the new manager to spend? If it eats too far into the transfer budget, probably not.

“On the evidence of his recent form though I would take him again. He has shown that he has still got so much left to give. He is still one of the world’s best performers.

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“His hattrick against Sheffield United was no ordinary hattrick. Some of those finishes were outstanding.

“If the finances are right they should re-sign him, without a doubt. If I was the manager I definitely would.”  

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