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Bale 'should play' for Real, says Modric
Oct 17, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has urged former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old has been a revelation for Spurs since being converted from a full-back to play further forward by Harry Redknapp, and Bale's eye-catching displays in Europe have attracted the attention of top clubs.
Now Croatian star Modric – whose side beat Bale's Wales 2-0 on Tuesday – feels the speedy winger would be a fantastic signing for Jose Mourinho's team.
"I agree (Bale) should play for Real Madrid and I hope he'll come," he told BBC Radio Wales.
"It would be amazing and I think he can (play for Real Madrid). He's a good enough player."
Real trail bitter rivals Barcelona by eight points in La Liga after a stuttering start.
But the acquisition of Bale could drive them on to a successful defence of their league title – although it is extremely unlikely Andre Villas-Boas will let his star leave in the January transfer window.
Bale led Wales to victory against Scotland on Friday with a late penalty and a stunning solo strike.
And, after showing impressive form for Tottenham this year, the highlight being a powerful run and finish as Villas-Boas' side won 3-2 away to Manchester United in September, the Welsh winger is a wanted man.
The winger won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award for his performances during the 2010/11 campaign, including a hat-trick at the San Siro against Inter Milan which won him widespread acclaim.
Spurs have a partnership scheme with Real which allows the two clubs to work together regarding players, coaching and commercial relationships, which could tip any future move in favour of the Madrid side.