Transfer news: Even Barcelona players want to see Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid

The Tottenham winger is keen on a move to Spain
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Real Madrid players are falling over themselves to praise Gareth Bale and with it entice the Tottenham forward to make the move to the Bernabeu.

Just today sporting director Zinedine Zidane encouraged Bale to make the switch, suggesting he will "become a better player playing with better players." Real captain Iker Casillas added his weight, claiming Bale is among the "best three or four players in Europe".

But now encouragement is coming from a rather unlikely direction.

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has suggested a deal, which could become the most expensive in history, would be good for La Liga.

"Always when players with quality come it is very good for the league," he told Fox Sports Asia.

"Bale is a player that has shown in the last three years that he is one of the best in his position."

Song's association with Arsenal, for whom he played before joining Barcelona, will not go unnoticed as he encourages Tottenham's best player to leave.