Ajax coach Martin Jol is reportedly ready to rescue Tottenham Hotspur left-back Gareth Bale from his White Hart Lane nightmare. The Dutchman brought Bale from Southampton to Spurs for £5 million in May 2007. However, the Welsh international has still yet to finish on the winning side in the Premier League in any of his 24 outings. The 20-year-old, who is currently behind Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the pecking order, may find his first-team opportunities limited further following Harry Redknapp's acquisition of versatile Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton. And Jol, who left Hamburg for the Amsterdam Arena outfit this summer, believes the talented Welshman needs to leave North London in order to find regular action elsewhere. "He is at a great club but he has got to be playing football because that is the only thing that will help him get better," he said in The Sun. "It might be that going abroad is the best thing for him because it could help get his confidence back. "When he was a young kid he was brilliant at free-kicks and corners. It would be a shame if that talent was to go to waste. "People might have doubted he was ready when I signed him. "But I was confident he had the talent and that he would become one of the best players in Europe in his position. "I still think that could be the case. It might be that a lot was expected of him at a young age but he had the talent back then and he has still got it." SPURS FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Frederic Kanoute One on One Paul Gascoigne, Les Ferdinand, Ossie Ardiles Boy's A Bit Special Chris Gunter, John Bostock Ask A Silly Question Garth Crooks Perfect XI Ossie Ardiles My Secret Vice Neil Ruddock Plus! Martin Peters on Weekend Wonders and Spurs on Talentspotter
24 July 2009
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