By FOX SPORTS Staff
Bale has undoubtedly been the best player for Spurs this season; the Welsh international, who has already scored 17 Premier League goals for the Lilywhites, is widely tipped to win the Player of the Year award after a season of stunning displays for his club.
The 23-year-old's superb form has reportedly made him a transfer target for several top clubs, including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and many believe the former Southampton player would leave Spurs for greener pastures during the upcoming transfer window.
However, Hoddle, who made 377 appearances for Spurs, has urged Bale to remain at the club for the next season, although the former England manager conceded the Lilywhites could be forced to cash in on their prized asset if they received too good an offer.
"If I was personally advising him, I'd say don't move yet," Hoddle told the Sun.
"When you go abroad, like when I moved to Monaco, you can't just pick up the reins and carry on. He won't be able to do that if he goes to Barcelona or Real Madrid - that would take some time.
"His family is the key to it because settling in off the pitch is just as important as on it.
"I think another year or couple of years and he'll be ready, but if that cheque's big enough I don't think Tottenham will be able to turn it down."Hoddle admitted Bale's form for Spurs has been nothing short of superb, and the 55-year-old claims the winger is on par with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
"Oh my word, he's [Bale] been inspired," Hoddle added.
"Gareth is playing as well as anyone in Europe at this moment in time and he's been consistent.
"The consistency he's shown is up there with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao.
"The goals that he's scored - all types of goals - he's playing in an inspired way and his confidence is so, so high. I can see it in him.
"It's a spell some players go through when you think you're unbeatable. His has lasted a long time so fair dues to him.
"He's scored some wonderful, wonderful goals and is so, so hard to pin down.
"Now that Tottenham have given him that role behind the striker - and he can still wide from there - it's added to his contribution as well.
"As a Spurs fan, long may that continue."
Bale suffered an ankle injury in Spurs' Europa League encounter with Basel and will miss his side's upcoming Premier League clash with Everton.