Modric encourages Bale to leave Tottenham for Madrid

Luka Modric believes Gareth Bale is an ideal player for Real Madrid.

Luka Modric believes Gareth Bale is an ideal player for Real Madrid.

He told Marca: "It is a complicated issue for me because I was at Tottenham with him. I can tell you that we're friends and that he is an exceptional player.

"A club like Real Madrid, Tottenham or anyone else can only benefit from having a player like that.

"If he signs or not is a matter for the clubs, but if he ends up at Real Madrid that can only be good for us.

"As Real Madrid is a team of stars, Bale would fit perfectly. He would give us a different dimension. He can shoot, has strength and speed and is the type of player who could help us take a step forward."

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