Global signing of Bale to convince Harry Kane to stay at Tottenham, fans have been told
Teddy Sheringham considers the Gareth Bale deal to be quite a coup and believes the presence of a global superstar will help to convince the likes of Harry Kane to stay put.
The 27-year-old has remained loyal to the north London club to this point, signing numerous contracts along the way, but has admitted that personal ambition may force him to look elsewhere at some stage.
However, with the signing Gareth Bale one of the most talked about signings of the summer, Sheringham has opened up and claimed that a big global signing like the Welshman could actually convince Kane to stay put.
He was quoted on Goal: “Without a doubt. Good players want to play with good players, top players want to play with top players.
“I didn’t want to leave Tottenham, I wanted top players to come to Tottenham with me. I could see that was never going to happen.
“But if top players come to Tottenham, Harry Kane is going to be delighted.
“When [Jurgen] Klinsmann came to Tottenham, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was just ‘I’m playing football with Jurgen Klinsmann every day. He is fantastic, this man’.
“Bale will do things in training which Kane will then say ‘I can’t wait to play on a Saturday with him’.
“This is what football is all about at the top level. It’s not all about money, you want to be playing with top players and exciting people who are watching you play football. Simple as that.
“He [Bale] is a player of immense talent, unbelievable talent. If you get the chance to sign him then you have got to.
“Yeah, his best days might be behind him, and injury wise you might worry a little bit. But to have him in your team for 25 out of 45 games in a season, you would be delighted to see the impact he would have.
“I don’t think you could pick a player that would come to play at Tottenham at the moment who would have more impact than someone like Gareth Bale at the moment. So I think it would be an absolutely fantastic signing.”
Bale is a world class signing and if Tottenham can add a couple like him, it would send a real statement to Kane that Spurs are looking to challenge the best sides in the game.