Ex-Tottenham manager also thinks it will be ‘hard’ for club to now keep hold of their star man next season.
Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Harry Redknapp believes that unsettled wide man Gareth Bale does want to move to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, reports the Daily Mail.
The coveted Wales international is currently the subject of a word-record transfer bid worth £85 million for his services from los Blancos, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy understood to currently be negotiating with the Liga outfit over the player’s departure from White Hart Lane.
And the man who turned around Bale’s career in north London has said that it will be hard for the 24-year-old to not now make his dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu next season after the Spaniards finally expressed their interest in the playmaker.
“I think it’ll be difficult for him not to go now. I think he wants to go if we’re truthful,” Redknapp told BBC Wales.
“He doesn’t want to say it, but I hear from different sources that he really wants to go now.
“When you’re a kid and you start playing football you dream about playing for Real Madrid.
“When I was a kid I saw that great team of Ferenc Puskas, Francisco Gento, Alfredo Di Stefano
“Real Madrid is a special club. The chance to run out at the Bernabeu only comes once in a lifetime, as [Zinedine] Zidane said the other day, you can’t not take it.”
Bale has been at Tottenham for the past six seasons now, having originally been brought to the capital from Southampton in May 2007 on a four-year deal for an initial outlay of just £5m, although that could rise to as much as £10m depending on the number of appearances the Welshman makes for Spurs.
And in the intervening six-year period, the attacking midfield player has scored 55 goals for Tottenham in 203 appearances in all competitions, including 42 strikes in 146 Premier League outings.