Zidane urges Bale to request to leave Spurs amid Real Madrid interest

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has once again offered his support for the Spaniards to make a move for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, according to Sky Sports.

Madrid sporting director Zidane believes that Bale should ask Spurs for a move if he feels the time is right to seek a new challenge, and says that the Welsh wizard would be a welcome addition at the Bernabeu.

The Frenchman also said that the club would not be afraid to spend heavily in order to secure his signature, and wants Bale to hasten the potential deal by handing in a transfer request at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to the Sunday People, the 40-year-old said: “I think Real Madrid have made their admiration of Gareth Bale very clear – and it has been made clear that we would not be put off by the cost of the player.

“But if Gareth feels now is the time to move then he has to have a private discussion with his club and express that he wants to leave.”

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas had said that Champions League qualification should be enough to convince Bale to stay on in north London, but the club’s failure to reach Europe’s top club competition has sparked reports that various clubs are planning on tempting him away.

Man United have also been linked with the star, but speculation has grown that a move to Real Madrid could be on the cards when Bale’s agent refused to rule out the possibility of a move to Spain.

Bale is not thought to be massively eager to get out of Spurs, and has openly declared on a number of occasions his happiness at the club, and particularly under Villas-Boas.

However, Real look set to test that resolve with a big money offer to take the former Southampton star to the continent.

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