Los Blancos are desperate to bring Welsh winger to Spain for next season.
Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has urged Tottenham Hotspur midfield player Gareth Bale to hand in a transfer request if he wishes to push through his word-record move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, reports the Sunday Mirror.
The in-demand Wales international has been the subject of mounting speculation recently suggesting that the wide man could be set for an £85 million move to the Spanish capital when the summer transfer window reopens for business again on July 1 after what had been an eye-catching campaign for Tottenham in north London.
The 23-year-old was voted the double Footballer of the Year after finding the back of the net 26 times in only 44 matches in all competitions for Andre Villas-Boas’s men, including an impressive 21 strikes in just 33 top-flight outings, although his form in front of goal was still not enough to propel his side into the top four of the Premier League come the end of the season.
As a result, los Blancos feel they can now lure the winger to La Liga, with Zidance saying: “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.”