Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas Would Welcome Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu

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Casillas has denied that several high profile members of the Real Madrid first team don’t want Bale at the club.

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Iker Casillas has played down suggestions that Gareth Bale wouldn’t be welcome at Real Madrid if he does make a proposed £100 million move from Tottenham to the Santiago Bernabeu, reports.

Bale is thought to be desperate to push through a move to Madrid, with the La Liga giants set to break the world transfer record in order to land him.

However, some reports have suggested that several high profile members of the Real Madrid dressing room, including Casillas and Sergio Ramos are against the clubs pursuit of Bale.

However, speaking after Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea in a pre-season friendly, Casillas claims that this is not the case and he would welcome the arrival of the Welshman at the club.

“We still don’t know if it’s official or not. There has been a lot of talk about it in the last few days, just like in every pre-season,” the Real goalkeeper said in AS.

“Last year it was Modric and now it’s ‘the Bale saga’. The president (Florentino Perez) and (director general) Jose Angel Sanchez always do everything to try and bring the best players to the club”.

“The current squad is complete in every area but if a player like Bale comes along, he’ll be welcomed.”

Real president Florentino Perez was due to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for talks in Florida this week but negotiations over Bale’s transfer have stalled, with both clubs disagreeing about the transfer fee and the payment structure.

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