Roberto Soldado has called for Gareth Bale to remain at Tottenham ahead of his move from Valencia.

The 28-year old Spanish striker is set to join Spurs for £26million and told reporters before boarding a flight to England that he would love to play alongside Real Madrid target Bale.

"I think everybody knows about Gareth Bale," said Soldado.

"He's a great player and that's why Tottenham are making it so difficult for him to leave. Of course, I hope that he stays with Spurs."

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