Pleat: Bale too young to leave Tottenham for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale would be making a mistake by leaving Tottenham for Real Madrid this summer, according to former Spurs boss David Pleat.

Gareth Bale would be making a mistake by leaving Tottenham for Real Madrid this summer, according to former Spurs boss David Pleat.

The 24 year old has indicated he wants to speak to the Spanish giants.

Pleat told BBC Sport: "I think he's a little bit young to go abroad.

"I doubt he'd find it easy. Many have failed when they have moved overseas."

Pleat added: "One or two have succeeded, but not many. Most have had a difficult time. I think he is young to go, but he might feel that, with his partner and baby, it will be a new start for him.

"I think it might be better if he stayed, continued to work and maybe next summer leave if that is his wish."

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