Bale is tempted by Real, says former Tottenham boss Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale would like to join Real Madrid, who are rumoured to be in negotiations to sign the Welshman, with the Queens Park Rangers manager saying that Real are a ‘special’ club, reports BBC Sport.

Redknapp managed Bale at Spurs between 2008 and 2012, and thinks the 24-year-old is struggling to resist the temptation to tell the club that he would leave for the Santiago Bernabeu, while also being loyal to the club he has played for since the age of 18.

I think it’ll be difficult for him not to go now,” Redknapp said. “I think he wants to go if we’re truthful. 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.

Real Madrid is a special club. The chance to run out at the Bernabeu only comes once in a lifetime, as [former France and Real midfielder Zinedine] Zidane said the other day, you can’t not take it.

Speculation about Bale’s future has raged throughout the summer, and Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has recently claimed that his side were in talks with Spurs over a deal for Bale, who won both the PFA and Football Writer’s Player of the year for 2012/13. It could all result in a world record transfer fee, should Bale make the move.

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