Tottenham Hotspur made a mistake by selling talisman Gareth Bale to La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer, according to former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers attacker Rodney Marsh. The Welshman left White Hart Lane in a world record move worth in excess of 85million, after a long, drawn-out saga which threatened to run all the way through to the start of the season. A deal was eventually agreed after the north London outfit stood their ground and rejected several player-plus-cash offers from Real, with chairman Daniel Levy instead holding out for a money-only agreement. The 24-year-old made a relatively slow start to life at the Bernabeu and was hampered by injuries early on but has gone on to score 18 goals in 34 appearances, including a strike in last night’s 4-0 win at Real Sociedad which kept his side’s title push alive. Marsh said on Twitter: “Don’t think Spurs should’ve sold Bale.”Spurs made seven summer signings with the Bale money but the majority have failed to impress on a consistent basis. Watch Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday. 24-hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.