Bernabeu boss heaps praise on potential White Hart Lane tormentor.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has played down talk that they could try and sign Tottenham star Gareth Bale this summer.
Mourinho is preparing his side to try and combat the danger of Bale ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at El Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona, and Italian duo Inter Milan and AC Milan, as well as Manchester United, are all thought to be keeping tabs on Bale’s situation.
However, Mourinho insists Real are unlikely to make any move for Bale because of his likely high price-tag and he feels they are well covered on the left side of midfield.
“I was one of the first to say he will be an amazing player. I was saying that when he was not known in European football, just in England, so I know the great player he is,” said Mourinho.
“He is still young and there is a big space for him to improve so he will be a really top, top, top player. I have no doubt about that.
“Tottenham is not a good club to sell though. It is a club that buys.
“I think for the amount of money involved, it is not easy to buy and we have players for that position.
“We have Cristiano (Ronaldo) who plays in the same position he plays, and Marcelo at left-back.”
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No doubt Jose Mourinho will be looking to his right sided players to deal with the threat of Gareth Bale and the Real Madrid boss will hope that Sergio Ramos is not done up like a turkey in the manner Inter Milan’s Maicon was done over their two encounters. The Welsh international has come of age this term and is arguably one of the best in his position in Europe so it’s not surprising that he is being linked with interest from Europe’s elite.
Harry Redknapp however has made it clear the 21 year old is going nowhere and has stated that the former Southampton man is very much part of the North London club’s long term plans and the player himself though no doubt flattered by the interest, knows that Tottenham have helped make the player what he is today and therefore is surely unlikely to leave any time soon.