Tottenham transfers: Luka Modric urges Gareth Bale to join Real Madrid
Tottenham transfers: Luka Modric urges Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid, with Croatian full of praise for Wales winger
Luka Modric has urged Gareth Bale to consider quitting Tottenham to join him at Real Madrid and fulfil his dream of winning the Champions League.
Modric sealed a move to the Bernabeu in the summer, with Bale also having been linked with a switch to the La Liga champions.
And the Croatian midfielder believes the addition of the Welshman to Jose Mourinho’s side would make the Spanish side “unstoppable”.
“We used to talk and I know he wants to play Champions League football every season and has a big dream of winning the Champions League,” the Daily Mail quotes Modric as saying. “Madrid would be a great club for him to achieve his dreams.
“I play with [Cristiano] Ronaldo here at Madrid and the way he just runs with the ball with such confidence and defenders back off him is exactly the same as Gareth. To have the both in the same team would be unstoppable.”
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, who earlier this week said Spurs will struggle to keep hold of the highly-rated winger, moved to play down the chances of Bale leaving White Hart Lane any time soon ahead of their London derby against Fulham this weekend.
“I think he [Modric] should focus more on his club than ours,” said the Tottenham boss.
“Like all of our key players, Gareth is on a long-term contract as we continue to build for the future and his progression will be of benefit to our team.
“He is an important part of our future and we have no intention of letting any of our top players go.”