Raul claims price for Welsh star is ‘too high’.
Real Madrid legend Raul has entered the debate about Tottenham star Gareth Bale according to Goal.com.
The Spanish giants have been strongly linked with last season’s PFA Player of the Year but are thought to have been put off from making a move after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy demanded £100 million for the player.
Spurs are willing to consider a part-exchange involving Alvara Morata, or Fabio Coentrao, to make up the £100 million but are remaining firm on their valuation of Bale.
That has prompted 36 year old Raul to question whether Madrid are wise to continue pursuing the player.
Raul has suggested that his former club should consider abandoning their pursuit of Bale instead of allowing themselves to be held to ransom.
He stressed that he believes Bale to be a player of the highest quality but still did not believe he was worth that price-tag.
Raul went on to back new manager Carlo Ancelotti, who took over from Jose Mourinho this summer.
Mourinho was often a divisive figure in the Bernabeu dressing room but it so far appears that Ancelotti has a more conciliatory approach.
Raul revealed that while he rates Mourinho, he believes Ancelotti to be one of the best managers in the world.