Gascoigne, Bale, Hoddle? Spurs fans debate club's best ever player

Is Bale worth £86 million still

Just who is Tottenham Hotspur's best player in their history?

After Paul Gascoigne took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to express his regret at leaving Tottenham too soon, readers responded in the comments section on HITC Sport and a truly engaging debate began.

Indeed, many feel Gascoigne is the best player to ever put on a Tottenham shirt. But then there are others. Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Jimmy Greaves, Rafael van der Vaart, Luka Modric - and who can forget the man sold for a world-record fee: Gareth Bale?

Everyone has their own opinion and every generation is swayed by who they would have been watching at White Hart Lane through the years.

It's a unique debate to have - no negativity, no flops who were sold for several million under their asking price. Just top-class talent and an appreciation of the best Spurs players in history.

So who rises above the rest to take the majority vote? To give an idea, here are a selection of the comments from Tottenham fans on the site. Below that, it's your chance to vote for one of four candidates or suggest your own. Enjoy!

Colspur wrote: '[Gascoigne is] The best player I ever had the privilege to watch.'

Clay Burton wrote: 'He is up there, but better than Raf or GB, even Luka to an extent? The individual performances of Bale vs Inter twice and RVDV in the 2-3 at the Emirates have to be chalked down as some of the finest in Spurs history. Before the arrival of these players Gazza may well have been the best.'

Ed wrote: 'Not as good as Glenn, but right up there nonetheless'

Mr Greaves wrote: 'Not the best I have seen for us, but a legend we sold him to rescue ourselves from financial Armageddon. If we hadn't been in that position, who knows where we would have been today.

'VDV now Gazza (Greavsie before them both, and HE was the best I have seen, along with Hoddle) all said the same. Who will come out next?'

Stoke Spur wrote: 'There have been too many over the years, and in the future I would bet Bale will say the same.

'Sadly 2 that can no longer say this are Danny Blanchflower and Dave Mackay, and not to mention Mr Spurs, Bill Nicholson.'

Paul Davis wrote: 'along with waddle he [Gascoigne] was the player that really upset me when they left'

Anon wrote: 'Best player at Spurs, Maradonna, unfortunately only for one game, Greaves best in front of goal, Mackay best all round midfielder, Hoddle best passer of the ball either short or long, Waddle best runs on the wide (slightly better than Genola but not much), Gazza best runs through the middle, amazing at times. Too many more to mention but these are a good start.' 

Who is Tottenham's best ever player?
Gareth Bale
Paul Gascoigne
Glenn Hoddle
Jimmy Greaves
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