Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp says Gareth Bale “really wants to go” to Real Madrid
Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he has heard from more than one source that Gareth Bale wants to join Real Madrid this summer.
The 24-year-old is said to have told current manager Andre Villas Boas that he wants to leave during a meeting earlier this week, but he has not officially requested a transfer.
It’s probably safe to assume that Redknapp retains some decent contacts at White Hart Lane, and he says he has been told that the Wales star does want a move.
He told BBC Wales: “I think it’ll be difficult for him not to go now. 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.”
Perhaps Spurs fans will be willing to accept that coming from Redknapp, but they will be less accepting of his new role as a Real Madrid cheerleader.
He added: “When you’re a kid and you start playing football you dream about playing for Real Madrid.
“When I was a kid I saw that great team of Ferenc Puskas, Francisco Ento, Alfredo Di Stefano.
“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.”