By Frank McAvennie

25th May, 2021 | 3:00pm

Ex-striker: Bale has just 'dropped a transfer grenade' at Tottenham

Frank McAvennie loved watching Gareth Bale “drop a grenade” with comments about his Tottenham future. 

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to comments the attacker made on Sunday.

After Tottenham’s win against Leicester, Bale told Sky Sports he has made a decision on his future but won’t reveal it until after the Euros as it would “cause chaos”.

Bale, 31, scored twice on the final day as Spurs confirmed a place in the new UEFA Europa Conference League.

The Real Madrid loanee only made 20 league appearances during his latest spell in north London.

Just half of those outings were starts and almost half came under Ryan Mason’s leadership.

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Bale is out of contract next summer and Sky Sports claim Real Madrid will listen to offers this summer.

McAvennie insists Bale won’t return to Spurs next season and revelled in his parting comments.

“Bale isn’t coming back,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Why has he not been playing the whole time? I don’t get that. He said something strange at the weekend.

“He was on about causing chaos by talking about his future before the Euros. That’s brilliant. 

“Just flinging that in, he dropped a transfer grenade and run off out the room. I like that. I just don’t get why he hasn’t played more this season. 

“It would be a surprise to see him back next year.”

The attacker scored 11 Premier League goals on his return to the side he left in 2013.

He also bagged three goals during the club’s disappointing Europa League campaign.

In other news, Robinson slams Tottenham 24-yr-old as exit plan revealed.