Luka Modric says his 'friend' Gareth Bale would fit in perfectly at Real Madrid should he make the move from Tottenham this summer.
The Spurs forward has been heavily linked with a move to Spain this summer, with the north London club doing their best to hang on to their most-prized asset by offering him a bumper new deal.
Bale's agent has revealed he would listen to any off forthcoming from Real Madrid while club president Florentino Perez insists he isn't perturbed by the prospect of breaking the world record transfer fee to land the Welshman.
Now Modric has had his say on the transfer saga having forced his own way out of White Hart Lane for Real Madrid last summer.
The 27-year-old says that while he isn't willing to discuss rumours linking Bale with a move to Spain, he did admit his former Spurs team-mate would be a perfect fit at the Bernabeu.
"I can tell you we're friends and he's an exceptional player," Modric told Marca.com.
The Croatian international added: "Bale would fit perfectly, We could really use him. He'll give the team another dimension. We'll benefit from his speed, offensive power and strength.
Tottenham face a fight if they wish to keep hold of Bale, and now it seems they must also ward off interest in their manager, Andre Villas-Boas.
According to recent reports Paris Saint-Germain want to install the 35-year-old as their next coach.
Spurs appear to be busying themselves in the transfer market while fighting to stave off interest in AVB and Bale, and are reportedly eyeing up a double Brazilian swoop for Paulinho and Bernard.