Hoddle thinks the Welshman would want to stay in England.
Former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle believes that if Gareth Bale were to leave Spurs it would be to one of the two Manchester clubs and not Real Madrid.
Bale has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane and it seemed that Madrid would be his likely destination.
Yet Hoddle thinks that the 23-year-old wouldn’t want to move from the Premier League, which would please Manchester United fans as the Red Devils also been associated with signing the winger.
“Personally I don’t think Gareth Bale wants to leave yet unless it was to one of the Manchester clubs,” the former England star told talkSPORT.
“If he goes abroad he’ll find it slightly difficult. He needs to be settled off the pitch and you get the feeling that he’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for that [a move abroad].”
Hoddle spent 12 years as a player at Tottenham during the 1970s and 80s and also had a two-year spell as manager at the club between 2001 and 2003.
Bale meanwhile has had another superb season at Spurs in 2012/13, scoring 25 goals in all competitions and providing a further 10 assists.
With the north London side missing out on Champions League football by one point to rivals Arsenal, speculation that the Wales international would leave the club heightened as it’s thought he wants to play top European football.
Bale has spent six years at Spurs since he signed from his boyhood side Southampton for £12.9m in the summer of 2007.