Tottenham transfers: Bale good enough for Real Madrid – Zidane
Tottenham transfers: Real Madrid ambassador Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is good enough to play for Los Blancos
Zinedine Zidane believes Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale is more than good enough to play for Real Madrid.
The Wales international picked up the PFA player of the year award for his outstanding performances for Spurs this season after scoring 21 Premier League goals.
Tottenham’s failure to secure a top-four finish has led to speculation the 23-year-old could leave in the summer in search of Champions League football next term.
Real Madrid has been touted as a possible destination for the midfielder, and Los Blancos ambassador Zidane says only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have impressed more than the Welsh star over the past year.
“I’ve been watching Tottenham because Gareth Bale has been playing there,” said Zidane.
“He is consistently scoring spectacular goals and very important goals. He is very quick, skilful and exciting.
“Of course all the talented players like that can come to Real Madrid. Is he good enough for Real Madrid? Of course. He is more than good enough to play for Real Madrid.
“Aside from Ronaldo and Messi, he is the player who has impressed me the most in the world. He is outstanding.
“What has particularly impressed me is that he is consistent. It’s not just been in one or two matches.”
Bale has scored 55 goals in 203 appearances for Spurs after moving to White Hart Lane from Southampton in a £7m deal in 2007.