Sanchis is not convinced the Welshman should come to the Spanish capital.
Former Real Madrid and Spain defender Manolo Sanchis has expressed the opinion that Los Blancos don’t need to sign Tottenham Hotspur ace Gareth Bale.
The Madrid legend – who played over 500 matches in nearly 20 years at the Santiago Bernabeu – thinks that by bringing in Bale it could actually cause a negative effect within the setup of the Spanish giants.
“Is Bale absolutely necessary? I don’t think so,” Sanchis was quoted by goal.com.
“I would not link the progress of the youth team players to the signing of Bale.
“At Madrid, both types of player have always had to learn to live together and the results have been good. There are also cases of big signings at the club being shown up by youngsters with less experience.”
These comments come in the wake of reports emerging that new Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has told club president Florentino Perez that the Spurs star is not in the Italian’s plans.
The squad at the Bernabeu is already strong and the arrival of Spanish youngsters Asier Illarramendi and Isco has only served to make things easier for Ancelotti.
With Cristiano Ronaldo already at the club, Ancelotti does not want to disrupt that area of the pitch by bringing in Bale and the world record fee that the Wales international would cost, could serve as a heavy burden on the winger’s shoulders.
Many believe that Perez wants to bring in the Tottenham man as a marquee signing to celebrate the president’s reelection at Madrid, as well as serving as an avenue into the British marketing sector.