The flagrant tapping up continues…
Real Madrid bench-boy Luka Modric has urged former Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu, insisting the Welshman would ‘fit perfectly’ at Real.
Modric left White Hart Lane to join the La Liga runners-up for £27m last summer, with Spurs signing a strategic agreement with the Real as part of the deal.
But relations between the two clubs have been anything but friendly this summer, with Real president Florentino Perez making no secret of his desire to lure £80m-rated Bale to Spain.
Perez reportedly sent the club’s technical director Zinedine Zidane to London for talks with Spurs over the Wales international, 23, who bagged 21 league goals and was named quadruple player of the year in an astonishing campaign for Spurs.
Modric, who struggled for starts in his debut season in La Liga, has no doubt about his former teammate’s quality and says Real will provide Bale with the perfect stage to showcase his talent.
“A club like Real Madrid, Tottenham or anyone else can only benefit from having a player like that.
“If he signs or not is a matter for the clubs, but if he ends up at Real Madrid that can only be good for us.
“As Real Madrid is a team of stars, Bale would fit perfectly. He would give us a different dimension. He can shoot, has strength and speed and is the type of player who could help us take a step forward.”