Bale would flourish at Real, says ex-Arsenal forward.
Davor Suker believes that Wales and Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale should move to Real Madrid, if he is given the chance.
Ex-Real Madrid striker Suker is now president of the Croatian Football Federation, whose side face Wales in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
And Suker believes Wales’ Bale would fit in at the Bernabeu.
“If he has the possibility to go to Madrid it would be his best move of his career,” Suker told BBC Wales.
“So many clubs in the world have huge histories. Arsenal is a great club, Manchester United and Chelsea.
“For me Real Madrid is one of the best clubs in the world.”
The current Spanish champions, who are coached by Jose Mourinho, are one of the clubs who have been linked with the 23-year-old Welshman.
Spurs have entered a partnership with Real Madrid in which will the two clubs will work together in respect of players, coaching and commercial relationships.
But the London club have denied the agreement allows Real Madrid to have first refusal on players such as Bale.
It’s worth pointing out that Davor Suker is a former Arsenal striker, whose country are about to face a very in-form Gareth Bale of Tottenham – so it’s no surprise to hear the now-president of the Croatian football federation attempting to unsettle the Welsh winger.
But regardless of Suker’s sneaky intentions, he makes a decent point.
Bale, 23, is unlikely to remain at Spurs for many more seasons (unless the club begin challenging for titles sooner rather than later under Andre Villas-Boas which, frankly, doesn’t look too likely) and the Welshman has spoken of his desire to play overseas in the future.
Bale is under contract at White Hart Lane until 2016, meaning chairman Daniel Levy will be able to command another astronomical fee for the man he bought from Southampton for £7m.
Levy would hate to sell Bale to a Premier League rival, particularly Manchester United or Chelsea, but – as the Luka Modric saga proved -Spurs would have no problem selling Bale to Real for the right price. The strategic partnership signed by the clubs following Modric’s departure is only likely to smooth any future deal.
What’s more Bale would suit Real’s style of play. Not only does he love a dive, but he enjoys running at pace from deep and could fill the attacking full-back role, first perfected by Roberto Carlos over a decade ago.
Spurs fans will not enjoy hearing Suker’s remarks but there is certainly some sense in them.
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