Redknapp doubts Welshman will leave White Hart Lane this summer.
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Gareth Bale will remain at White Hart Lane for at least one more year.
Real Madrid have made no secret of their desire to sign the 23-year-old Welsh superstar, who scored 21 Premier League goals last season but couldn’t guide Spurs into the Champions League.
Redknapp managed Bale during his breakthrough season in north London in 2009/10 and believes the forward will stay at Spurs until at least next summer.
When asked whether Bale would be at Tottenham next season by talkSPORT, the QPR boss responded: “Yeah, I think he will. Gareth won’t want to leave, he’s happy at Tottenham.
“He’s not an over-ambitious lad. He wants to be successful obviously but he’s not someone I can see moving to Real Madrid at this stage in his life.
“His football is going great, he’s PFA Footballer of the Year and loved in this country by football fans who know the game.
“He’s very happy at Tottenham and I can see him staying for at least another year. Eventually he’ll feel it’s time to give it a go abroad, somewhere like Barcelona or Real Madrid, because he is capable of playing anywhere.
“He is the third best player in the world at the moment, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Spurs lack of Champions League football is likely to count against them this summer, as boss Andre Villas-Boas attempts to sign the players to help the club overhaul the likes of Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Redknapp believes Spurs can qualify for UEFA’s premier club competition next season but acknowledges it will be hard.
“They have got the nucleus of a good side,” the 65-year-old added.
“Jan Vertonghen was top class last year and I can see them making the top four next season but it’s going to be tough.”