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Gareth Bale will leave Tottenham, says Redknapp

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Sky Sports panelists Jamie Redknapp and Gaizka Mendieta feel the time is right for Tottenham star Gareth Bale to leave the Premier League and join Spanish giants Real Madrid. 

Reports last night broke out in Spain that Madrid have made a formal £85million bid for the Spurs winger, which is £5million more than what they spent on Cristiano Ronaldo, and despite the silence at White Hart Lane, people in Spain and TV pundits are suggesting that it's time to accept the offer and let him leave.

Madrid have been in pursuit of Bale all summer and have seen two bids rejected already, but they are now getting serious with their offers and have offered Tottenham £85million for their star asset.

During a show broadcasted on Tuesday night on Sky Sports, former Tottenham star Redknapp admitted that the big offer can only be accepted.

"Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world - how can he turn it down?" said Redknapp. 

"I also believe Tottenham are a selling club, their history would suggest that. You go back to Michael Carrick, Modric and Berbatov - they do tend to sell.

"They always sell at the right price and I think there will be a conversation between Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis and I can only see one outcome - and that is he will be a Real Madrid player."

Mendieta, who played in Spain for nearly eight years, believes the fact Spurs missed out on Champions League is the main reason to why Bale will leave the club.

"It would have been different if Spurs had stayed in the Champions League, then you would have built a team around Bale to be competitive, to challenge for the Premier League as well," he said.

"But at this moment, with that amount of money they can build a team for this season, for next season and for the future. 

"Also, you don't want to keep a player that does not want to be there. It has an effect on the rest of the dressing room."

 

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