Modric urges Bale to join Madrid

by Thomas

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric has urged Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid and believes that the La Liga champions should make a move for the Welshman.

Modric of course left Spurs last summer, a year after handing in a transfer request at the North London club. However, he has struggled to really set the world alight at Real and seems to want to work with Bale again, a man who he had great success with at Tottenham.

The winger’s performances in the Premier League have been fantastic recently and he is sure to attract the attention of a number of big clubs, maybe even in the January transfer window.

The Croatia international says that Bale wants to play Champions League football – something he would be virtually guaranteed every year at Real.

“We used to talk and I know he wants to play Champions League football every season and has a big dream of winning the Champions League,” Modric said.

“Madrid would be a great club for him to achieve his dreams.”

The 23-year-old did sign a new long-term contract at White Hart Lane back in the summer, but as we have seen with Modric, that might not count for much and if he does want to leave – the club will find it hard to stand in his way.

Doubts over Bale’s future arose when Spurs did not qualify for the Champions League, despite finishing in fourth position. This was due to Chelsea’s victory in the competition and the Tottenham faithful feared they may lose their star man.

With the battle for fourth looking like a competitive one once more this campaign, the Wales international could be tempted by a move to the Spanish capital in January. He would of course link up with some world class players and have the chance to win Europe’s elite club competition this season.

When looking at the betting for Bale leaving in the New Year, it is no surprise that Real Madrid are the favourites to secure his services at 5/2.

Their bitter rivals Barcelona are also in contention though at 7/1 and they have admitted to being admirers of the winger in the past.

Manchester City are then at 12/1 and Manchester United 14/1. If Spurs did sell him though, it is unlikely it would be to a Premier League rival.

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