Tottenham transfers: Gareth Bale a perfect fit for Madrid – Luka Modrić

Tottenham transfers: Luka Modrić says his former team-mate Gareth Bale would "fit perfectly" into the Real Madrid side

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Gareth Bale scored 21 league goals for Tottenham in 2012-13 Photo: Back Page Images

Luka Modrić believes his former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Gareth Bale would “fit perfectly” into the Real Madrid side.

The Spurs star’s future continues to be the source of relentless speculation after the north London side failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.

Modrić, whose Tottenham future was debated for several seasons before joining Los Blancos last August, reckons Bale would be another “star” player at Santiago Bernabeu.

“It is a complicated issue for me because I was at Tottenham with him. I can tell you that we’re friends and that he is an exceptional player,” Modrić told Marca

“A club like Real Madrid, Tottenham or anyone else can only benefit from having a player like that.

“If he signs or not is a matter for the clubs, but if he ends up at Real Madrid that can only be good for us.

“As Real Madrid is a team of stars, Bale would fit perfectly. He would give us a different dimension. He can shoot, has strength and speed and is the type of player who could help us take a step forward.”

Bale won the PFA player and young player of the season award after scoring 21 Premier League goals in 33 top-flight appearances last term.

In May, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas urged the club to reward Bale with a new and improved long-term deal at the north London side following his exploits over the season.

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