Tottenham transfers: ‘Spurs will find it difficult to keep Gareth Bale’

Tottenham transfers: Former Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón backs his old club to sign Spurs winger Gareth Bale

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Ramón Calderón has backed Real Madrid to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.

The La Liga runners-up are reported to be weighing up a world-record £100m bid for the Wales international despite Tottenham’s reluctance to sell their star man.

Calderon, who was Real Madrid president between 2006 and 2009, oversaw the arrivals of Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch winger Arjen Robben and Robinho at the Bernabeu.

And the 62-year-old reckons Spurs will struggle to keep hold of their talisman if the Welshman has his heart set on a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s side this summer.

“You never know but when the player is willing to leave, it is not easy to keep him when he wants to go,” Calderón told Sky Sports News.

“We had the same with Robinho when he wanted to leave in 2009. After that, you just have to try and get as much money as you can.

“Spurs don’t want the player to go, but it seems that the player has decided to leave, so it will be difficult.

“The figure being talked about is a huge amount of money.”

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