The former French international Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid will not give up in their pursuit of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale.
The Spanish club have already put a world breaking record #85 million on the table, and are prepared to go higher if they have to.
While in the United States ahead of Real Madrid’s match against the Los Angeles Galaxy football legend Zidane thinks that Bale should at least be allowed to talk to the Spanish giants about a possible move.
“The chance to play for Real Madrid might only come around once in a player’s lifetime – and its understandable Gareth doesn’t want to miss out on it.” Said Zidane.
Bale is to report back to Spurs on Monday, but is thought not to be involved in the weekend friendly against Monaco due to a so called dubious injury.
The 24-year-old winger is said to be angry at the way he is being treated by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy with Zidane adding: “It’s not unusual when a player knows that Real Madrid are interested in them, that they get excited.
“There is nothing more prestigious for a player to wear than the white of Real Madrid.”
Speaking about modern football and the large amount of money clubs in Europe are paying for players Zidane said:
“This is modern football. You have to pay to get the best players in Europe.”
“Last season, Gareth was on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The best players can have not so great games but change a game with a moment of brilliance.
“Those are the sort of players that win you Champions League and league titles.”
Zidane also thinks that coming to the Santiago Bale can improve his game.
“He is already one of the finest players in Europe and he has everything needed to become the best player in the world,” he added.
“It’s a bit of a cliche but it’s true – you become a better player playing with better players.”
Spanish international Sergio Ramos meanwhile has adopted a more confusing tone when speaking about his club signing Bale.
“I think that the price of the player is dictated by the market,” said Ramos.
“It’s not my job to decide whether we should sign Bale or someone else. It’s important for Madrid to have a large number of young players and Spanish players in the team. The mix of youth and experience makes for a good project. The president and the other directors will decide whether or not we sign Bale, not me.”