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David Pleat: Gareth Bale ‘Too Young’ To Make Real Madrid Move

Former Spurs boss claims moving now would be mistake for winger.

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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager David Pleat has claimed that Gareth Bale is ‘too young’ for a move abroad according to BBC Sport.

Bale’s future has been under constant speculation in recent weeks in the face of interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Tottenham are thought to have rejected what would have been a world record bid and are keen to hold on to the player.

But Bale believes the move to be too good to turn down and is angry with Tottenham manager Daniel Levy for not considering what Bale believes was an incredible offer for his services.

The 24 year old is set for showdown talks with the club where is expected to inform Spurs of his desire to speak with Real Madrid but Pleat has suggested the White Hart Lane club won’t consider selling for less than £100 million.

That would dwarf the previous world record, which saw Cristiano Ronaldo move from Manchester United to the Bernabeu in a £80 million deal.

But Pleat has warned Bale that he is not ready for a move just yet, pointing out that many players’ careers have faltered after leaving the UK.

Pleat urged Bale to learn from the experience of Michael Owen, who spent one year with Real Madrid in 2004, before returning to the Premier League to join Newcastle United.


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