Anderton urges Bale not to quit Spurs

Bale has been linked with clubs such as Inter Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United after impressing for Spurs this season.

Anderton said: “Gareth has become a fantastic player and I can see why so many clubs are chasing him.

“It would be interesting to see if someone made a massive bid how Tottenham would react but if I was Gareth I would not even think about leaving.

“He is playing in a great side, under a manager who has a tremendous record at getting the best out of people.

“Tottenham will certainly not want to lose him because he has become an important part of their side.”