Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has advised the La Liga club to splash out big money on Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.
Current Real chief Florentino Perez has spoken of his admiration of the Wales international, who won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, Young Player and Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year awards after scoring 26 goals for Tottenham last season.
Bale himself has constantly remained open to a move abroad, and with his contract due to expire in 2016, manager Andre Villas-Boas has urged him to pen a new deal to quell speculation regarding his future.
However, Bale is still to respond to such a demand, swelling speculation that Tottenham’s inability to quality for the Champions League for a third successive season could spark his departure from White Hart Lane, and Calderon, who brokered deals for Arjen Robben and Pepe among others during his days at the Bernabeu, has told his former side to break the bank for the Premier League’s hottest property.
Everyone wants to have Gareth Bale at their club,” he said. “He is one of the best players I have seen on the football field over the last few years. He has got everything and is one of the best.”