Luka Modric urges Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid: 'We could really use him'
The former Tottenham player says the Wales international would be a good fit
Luka Modric has risked the wrath of supporters of his former team by encouraging Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid.
The Croatian, who left Tottenham for the Berbabeu last summer, has said he would like to see Bale follow the same path.
"Since Madrid is the team of the galaxy, Bale would fit perfectly, we could really use him," Modric told Marca.
"He would give the team another dimension. His shot, his strength, his speed, his offensive power.
"He is the type of player who will help us take a step forward."
After an electric season at White Hart Lane, Bale has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital, particularly in light of Tottenham's failure to qualify for the Champions League. There have even been suggestions that Real Madrid could break their own world record by offering Spurs more than the £80m it took them to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.
Tottenham are more than reluctant to sell their best player, and Modric conceded he was on shaky ground with his former club by speaking about Bale.
"It is a complicated issue for me because I was with Tottenham," he said.
"I can tell you we're friends and he is an exceptional player. I guarantee it.
"And whether the club is Real Madrid, Tottenham or another, they can only win if they sign a player like that.
"If it is Real Madrid, it's better for us."
Latest in Sport
MK Dons 4 Manchester United 0: Emmanuel Frimpong and Edin Dzeko lead the jokes as the internet reacts to humiliating defeat
Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off
Manchester United transfer news: Daley Blind will only move for 'top price'
Arsenal vs Besiktas match report: Alexis Sanchez scores only goal as Gunners survive night of nerves to qualify for Champions League
Arsenal vs Besiktas player ratings: Alexis Sanchez? Jack Wilshere? Mesut Ozil? Who was the star man at the Emirates Stadium?
- 1 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 2 Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off
- 4 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 5 Homer Simpson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he does
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Arizona shooting: Gun instructor accidentally killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi