Glenn Hoddle believes Gareth Bale will stay at Tottenham Hotspur - despite the club failing to secure Champions League football on the final day of the season.
Bale has been in inspired form throughout the campaign, scooping the PFA Players' Player and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers' Player of the Year.
However, he couldn't guide Spurs to a top four finish, and will subsequently not play in Europe's premier club competition if he stays at White Hart Lane.
That shouldn't force the Welshman to move, in the eyes of Hoddle at least, with the former Tottenham player and manager believing Bale can continue to develop in north London.
"I personally believe Bale will want to stay, irrespective of the club missing out on the Champions League. He's a great player and I think it would be a good thing for him to do," Hoddle exclusively told GiveMeFootball at Wentworth.
"It would obviously be a good thing for Spurs as well. He makes them a better team, no doubt about it, and can get even better next season."
Bale will have to go some way to improve on his effort in the Premier League this term, but the signs from inside the club are good, with youth team boss Tim Sherwood saying he's 'one million per cent' staying in north London.
Hoddle was speaking to GMF ahead of his round at the pro-am of the BMW-PGA Championship - the flagship event of the European Tour.