Gareth Bale Should Join Real Madrid, Says Ex-Tottenham Star Luka Modric

Modric urges Bale to join him at Bernebeu.

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Luka Modric has urged his old Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale to join him at Spanish champions Real Madrid.

Bale has been instrumental in Spurs’s impressive recent form and the Wales winger is regularly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.

Former Real striker Davor Suker feels a move to the Bernabeu “would be his best move of his career” and current star Modric feels Bale is “good enough”.

Modric said: “I agree he should play for Real Madrid and I hope he’ll come.”

Bale signed a new Tottenham contract until 2015 but that does not end speculation suggesting the Cardiff-born player could leave London for a record transfer fee for a British player.

And Croatian midfielder Modric, who joined Madrid from Spurs for £30m in the summer, hopes the 2011 PFA Player of the Year joins him in the Spanish capital.

“It would be amazing and I think he can [play for Real Madrid],” Modric told BBC Radio Wales.

“He’s a good enough player.”


Former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has added his voice to those urging Gareth Bale to leave White Hart Lane, saying the Welsh winger is good enough to join him at Real Madrid.

The Croatian’s comments about his former teammate follow similar remarks from ex-Arsenal striker Davor Suker and former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who was sacked by the North Londoners this summer.

While it’s always nice to hear your players praised, this barrage of talk can’t be particularly pleasing for Redknapp’s successor Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy or the club’s fans, all of whom will be hoping the 23-year-old’s head has not been turned.

After all, Villas-Boas has stated his intention to build a team that is capable of challenging for the title and judging by their recent win at Old Trafford, he is not too far off. But losing Bale, regardless of the fee involved, would be a blow for Spurs.

On his day, Bale is unstoppable, one of the finest wingers in world football, and Spurs would struggle to attract anyone in the same class, particularly given their current wage cap and lack of Champions League football.

That said, if the time comes when Bale feels he has outgrown Tottenham, then a move to strategic partners Real would surely suit all parties.

Bale has stated his intention to play abroad in the future, while Levy, who always drives a hard bargain, would be reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival like Man United or Chelsea.

What’s more, dive-happy Bale would suit Real’s style of play and could bomb forward from left full-back without the need to worry too much about defensive duties.

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