Spurs can keep star man at White Hart Lane for another season believes Walsh.
Tottenham Hotspur can hold onto to star forward Gareth Bale this summer, according to former striker Paul Walsh.
Bale, 23, has been on dazzling form for Spurs this season, propelling Andre Villas-Boas’ side to the brink of Champions League qualification with a serious of barnstorming displays.
The Wales international is among the favourites to be named both PFA Player and Young Player of the Year, after netting 21 gaols in 36 appearances this term.
The former Southampton star has been linked with European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but Villas-Boas has insisted the club do not want to sell the powerful forward.
Real are reportedly ready to pay upwards of £50m for Bale but Walsh believes Spurs will not be tempted to cash-in of their prized asset.
“He has three years left on his contract so Tottenham are in a position where they can say, ‘You’re not going anywhere. We are going to keep you’,” the former Spurs, Liverpool and Man City forward is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“[Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy has been quite hard-nosed on a couple of other occasions in the past so I don’t think Tottenham are just going to roll over.”
Levy refused to allow star midfielder Luka Modric to join Chelsea the summer before last and, despite angling for a move, the Croatian played his part in helping Spurs for a fourth-placed finish last season.
“He didn’t let Modric go that summer and that might be what they have to do with Bale,” continued Walsh.
Modric did eventually join Real last summer in a £28m deal.