Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that his former club will find it hard to resist the offer from Real Madrid for the services of winger Gareth Bale. The Wales international has become one of the most wanted players in this transfer window. According to several reports, Real Madrid have come in with a world record bid of £ 85 million for the 24-year-old. Even though Bale has been at Tottenham for several years now, it was only last season that he managed to become one of the truly great players in the Premier league.
After scoring 24 goals in all competitions for the club last season, he managed to win both PFA awards. Thus, he became the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo, who ironically moved to Real Madrid for £ 80 million in 2009, to do so. Redknapp was the first manager to get the best out of Bale as he played him a more offensive position. The former Southampton man was more of a left back when he initially arrived at the club. Redknapp, who is now targeting a return to the Premier league with QPR, says that Tottenham will find it hard to reject this world record offer.
“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. 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,” said Redknapp about Bale’s move to Madrid.